# How do you simplify #2[-4+3(-7+4)]# using PEMDAS?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

Start with the innermost bracket and work out to get

#### Explanation:

PEDMAS refers to the order in which we solve an equation:

Parentheses (I tend to call them Brackets)

Exponentials

Multiplication

Division

Addition

Subtraction

Let's start with the original:

So we have 2 times a big bracket and within that bracket there is 3 times a smaller bracket. Since we do brackets first and the innermost brackets:

We can multiply the 3 by the result of the small bracket (-3):

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

There is only one term, but there are 2 terms inside the square bracket. Work from the inner bracket.

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