How do you simplify #(-2-2(4)(-3)+(3)^2)/(4-(-6)(-3))# using PEMDAS?

1 Answer
Aug 2, 2016

Answer:

#31/(-14)#

Explanation:

Although this is all one term, there are different terms in the numerator and denominator.

We can do several calculations at a time, as long as we leave the plus and minus operations until last.

#(-2-color(red)(2(4)(-3))+color(blue)((3)^2))/(4color(orange)(-(-6)(-3)))#

#(-2-(color(red)(-24))+color(blue)(9))/(4color(orange)(-(+18))#

#(-2 +color(red)24+color(blue)(9))/(4 color(orange)(-18)#

#31/(-14)#