# How do you evaluate 8- 60\div 4\cdot 3?

Sep 6, 2017

$= - 37$

#### Explanation:

Note that there are two terms.

Each term will simplify to a single answer which will be subtracted in the last step.

Within each term, the order is:

• brackets
• powers and roots
• multiply and divide

$8 - 60 \div 4 \times 3 \text{ } \leftarrow$ rewite in a different form

$= 8 - \frac{60}{4} \times 3$

$= 8 - 15 \times 3$

$= 8 - 45$

$= - 37$