# How do you simplify (2 - 7) - 8 - 3 using order of operations?

May 17, 2018

$- 16$

#### Explanation:

First, you do what's in the brackets:

$\left(2 - 7\right) - 8 - 3 =$
$- 5 - 8 - 3$

Then you subtract everything

$- 5 - 8 - 3 =$
$- 13 - 3 =$
$- 16$

Therefore the simplified answer is -16