# How do you simplify # 1-4+5-(-2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 8, 2015

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#### Explanation:

We use BIDMAS. This stands for:

Brackets

Indices

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction.

Even though it might seem as though Multiplication goes after Division and Subtraction after addition, they are at the same level, so you'd follow a left-to-right order.

So, we first do Brackets:

We have

No Indices, Divisions, or Multiplications, so we pass into Addition and Subtraction:

We then follow a left-to-right order: