How do you evaluate #4+ ( - 41) - ( - 3)#?
We must first evaluate the parentheses by multiplying them by their coefficients. The
Following the order of operations we solve as such:
So to add -41 to 4 you take away 41 from 4. This works due to the negative from 41 canceling out the positive on the plus.
So the sum is now -37 - (-3)
To subtract a negative number you actually add the number. This is because the negatives cancel each other out.
Therefore the sum is -37 + 3