# How do you solve (2+ 6) ( 2- 7) ?

Mar 7, 2018

$- 40$

#### Explanation:

Using the PEMDAS order of operations, one way to solve it is to first get the sum of the values in the parenthesis:

$\left(2 + 6\right) = 8$

$\left(2 - 7\right) = - 5$

Now you're left with the expression

$\left(8\right) \left(- 5\right)$

Simply multiply those numbers and you get $- 40$.