# How do you simplify 4 - (-3 + 8) using order of operations?

Dec 30, 2015

We use ' BODMAS ' to simplify it.

#### Explanation:

BODMAS stands for Brackets Open Division Multiplication Addition Subtraction.
While solving any equation we do the operations in this order for accurate and correct answer.
For this question, we don't have any number before outer '-' so we will take 1 with it and then solve it. We will first open the brackets by multiplying '- 'by inner numbers,
which would give us:$4 + 3 - 8 = - 1$
therefore your answer is $' - 1 ' .$

Hope it will help. :)