How do you solve #30-5(4^2-8÷4-5*2)#?

1 Answer
Apr 28, 2016

Answer:

#10#

Explanation:

According to B.E.D.M.A.S., simplify the expression within the brackets. Start by simplifying the exponents.

#30-5(color(red)(4^2)-8-:4-5*2)#

#=30-5(color(red)(16)# #color(blue)(-8-:4)-5*2)#

Multiply/divide the numbers from left to right within the brackets.

#=30-5(16# #color(blue)(-2)# #color(darkorange)(-5*2))#

#=30-5(color(teal)(16-2)# #color(darkorange)(-10))#

Subtract the numbers from left to right within the brackets.

#=30-5(color(teal)14-10)#

#=30# #color(purple)(-5(4))#

Multiply #-5# by #4#.

#=30# #color(purple)(-20)#

#=10#