# How do you simplify 2 - 3 - 1 10 - 6?

Jul 9, 2018

$- 117$

#### Explanation:

Simplify from left to right:
$2 - 3 - 110 - 6$

$= - 1 - 110 - 6$

$= - 111 - 6$

$= - 117$

Jul 9, 2018

$- 117$

#### Explanation:

The key is that we want to start from the left and work our way right:

$2 - 3 = - 1$: We now have

$- 1 - 110 = - 111$

$- 111 - 6 = - 117$

Alternatively, we can factor out a negative $1$ to get rid of some of the negatives:

$- 1 \left(- 2 + 3 + 110 + 6\right)$

This is the same as the original expression. This simplifies to

$- \left(117\right) = - 117$

Hope this helps!