# How do you simplify #-3( 4- 6) ^ { 3} + ( 15- - 3) \div ( 1- 4)#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

You will need to follow the order of operations:

Parentheses/brackets

Exponents/Powers

Multiplication and division in order from left to right.

Addition and subtraction in order from left to right.

**Simplify the parentheses.**

Simplify

Simplify

Simplify

This simplifies to:

**Simplify the exponent.**

Simplify

**Multiply.** (Do this before the division because it is first in the expression.)

Simplify

**Divide.** (Do this after the multiplication because it comes later in the expression.

Simplify

**Subtract.**

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

There are several different operations to be done.

Count the number of terms first. Each must be simplified to a single answer which can be added or subtracted in the last step.

There are two terms:

Within each term you have to do what is inside the brackets first:

Then any powers

Then multiplication and division

Last addition and subtraction.