# How do you simplify #{4 (3-7) + 12}^2 / (-4) -3^3# using PEMDAS?

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Feb 17, 2017

The answer is -31.

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Feb 17, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to process the inner Parenthesis (P) containing

Next, we can process the Multiplication (M) within the brackets or Parenthesis (P):

Then we can process the Addition (A) within the brackets (P)

Next, we can process the Exponents (E):

The we can process the Division (D) -

Now, we can complete the simplification by processing the Subtraction (S):