How do you simplify #3 - (2^3 div 1) + 5# using order of operations?

1 Answer
Apr 27, 2018

Answer:

The answer is #0#.

Explanation:

#3 - (2^3 -: 1) + 5#

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First thing we have to do is take care of the expression inside the parenthesis , #(2^3 -:1)#

First, #2^3# is the same thing as #(2)(2)(2)#, or #8#.

and #(8 -: 1) = 8#

So now the expression becomes:
#3 - 8 + 5#

Addition and subtraction goes by whatever is most on the left, so it simplifies to:
#-5 + 5#

So the answer is #0#.

Hope this helps!