Simplify: 44 - 12( -15 + 18) ÷ 9 ?

1 Answer
May 24, 2018

Answer:

#40#

Explanation:

The most important thing to remember here is the order of operations. First, we do what is inside the parentheses. They will combine to equal

#-15 + 18 = 3#

Then we will do the multiplication/division left to right.

#-12 times 3 = -36#

We divide this by nine to get

#-36 div 9 = -4#

We finish it by subtracting

#44-4=40#