# How do you simplify -8 - 81 / 9 times 2^2 + 7 using order of operations?

Nov 23, 2015

$- 8 - \frac{81}{9} \cdot {2}^{2} + 7 = - 8 - 9 \cdot 4 + 7$
$= - 8 - 36 + 7$
$= - 44 + 7$
$= - 37$