# How do you solve #32 - 2(11 - 8)2 = 36x#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 14, 2018

Use the Order of Operations to simplify!

#### Explanation:

Start by thinking about the Order of Operations:

Parenthesis

Exponents

Multiplication & Division

Addition & Subtraction

This will allow us to simplify before we start the algebra

Start with parenthesis

We have no exponents

Move to Multiplication & Division in the order they appear

Now let's do the Addition & Subtraction in the order they appear

The equation looks much simpler now!

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