How do you simplify #8-2[3(3-2)]#?

1 Answer
Aug 14, 2016

Answer:

#2#

Explanation:

There are two terms - simplify each to a single answer and keep them separate until the last step.
In each term, do brackets first.
Then the strongest operations of powers and roots, then multiply and divide.
Addition and subtraction of the terms happens last.
The red shows the order of operation.

#color(magenta)(8) color(blue)(- 2[3(3-2)])#

#color(magenta)(8) color(blue)(- 2[3xxcolor(red)(1)])#

#color(magenta)(8) color(blue)(- 2xx[color(red)(3)])#

#color(magenta)(8) color(red)(- 6#

=#2#