# How do you simplify (-12+5) - (-3 + 4) using order of operations?

Jun 6, 2018

$- 8$

#### Explanation:

The 1st bracket

$- 12 + 5 = - 7$

The 2nd bracket

$- 3 + 4 = 1$

Now, the 1st bracket minus the 2nd bracket

$- 7 - 1$

$= - 8$