How do you find the value of -2(3^2+8)?

Oct 25, 2016

$- 34$

Explanation:

When evaluating expressions with $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{mixed operations}}$ there is a particular order which we must follow.

Follow the order as set in the acronym PEMDAS.

$\Rightarrow \left({3}^{2} + 8\right) = \left(9 + 8\right) = 17 \leftarrow \textcolor{red}{\text{ bracket and exponent}}$

$- 2 \times 17 = - 34 \leftarrow \textcolor{red}{\text{multiplication}}$