How do you simplify #24 / (-4) + (-3) (1) - (-15) #?

1 Answer
Jul 21, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First, using the standard order for operations execute the Multiplication and Division operations from left to right:

#color(red)(24)/color(red)(-4) + (color(blue)(-3))(color(blue)(1)) - (-15) =>#

#color(red)(-6) + (color(blue)(-3))(color(blue)(1)) - (-15) =>#

#color(red)(-6) + (color(blue)(-3)) - (-15)#

Next, remove the terms from parenthesis:

#-6 - 3 + 15#

Now, execute the Addition on Subtraction operations from left to right:

#(-6 - 3) + 15 =>#

#-9 + 15 =>#

#6#