How do you simplify #-50-4((-10-4(-3+1)^2)/ (-2)) #?

1 Answer
Jun 14, 2018

Answer:

#-102#

Explanation:

#-50-4((-10-4(-3+1)^2)/(-2))#

To simplify this, we will use PEMDAS, shown here:
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This is a common method to simplify expressions, and you can remember it using:
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We also start from inside to outside.

First thing we do is simplify the parenthesis:
#-50-4((-10-4(-2)^2)/(-2))#

Exponent:
#-50-4((-10-4(4))/(-2))#

Multiplication:
#-50-4((-10-16)/(-2))#

Subtract on numerator:
#-50-4((-26)/(-2))#

Division:
#-50-4(13)#

Multiplication:
#-50-52#

And lastly, subtraction:
#-102#

Hope this helps!