# What is #9+8 -: (-4)-12#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 29, 2016

#### Explanation:

You have to go by the order of operations.

- Parentheses
- Exponents
- Multiply/Divide (Left to right)
- Add/Subtract (Left to right)

The parentheses are showing that the 4 is negative.

There are no exponents.

Next, multiply/divide from the left to the right.

Next, add/subtract from left to right