How do you find the value of #[6-(12-8)^2] div5#?

1 Answer
Oct 26, 2016

Answer:

#-2#

Explanation:

This is all one term, but there are different operations being done.

Start with the innermost brackets, then work outwards.
Each new color shows the next step.

#[6-color(red)((12-8))^2] div5#

=#[6-color(red)((4)^color(blue)(2)] div5#

=#[color(lime)(6)-color(blue)(16)] div5#

=#color(lime)(-10) color(magenta)(div 5)#

=#color(magenta)(-2)#