How do you simplify # (−1)6(23)(−18)(2)#?
In the given case PEMDAS does not strictly apply as we have just one operation that is multiplication, multiplication involves multiplying five integers
When we multiply a series of integers (or for that matter rational numbers and real numbers as well), what is important is how many integers have a minus
If there is an even count of numbers (whether integers, rational numbers or real numbers) having minus
And if numbers, having minus sign
This is because product of two negative numbers is positive.
Here product is