# How do you simplify #2 abs(3(-3) -5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 16, 2017

The answer is 28.

#### Explanation:

Following the order of operations, we simplify inside the absolute value signs first.

The first step is to multiply the

Next we subtract

We are now left with

We are left with 2 x 14, which is 28, our answer.