# What is 2(36-:4)+9-8?

Sep 9, 2016

=$19$

#### Explanation:

It is most important to count the number of terms first. Each term will simplify to a single answer and these will be added or subtracted in the last step.
Within each term - brackets must be done first.
Then do the stronger operations of powers and roots.
Then do multiplication and division.

$2 \left(\textcolor{red}{36 \div 4}\right) \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 9} \textcolor{\lim e}{- 8}$ has 3 terms.

=$\textcolor{red}{2 \times 9} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 9} \textcolor{\lim e}{- 8}$

=$\textcolor{red}{18} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 9} \textcolor{\lim e}{- 8}$

=$19$