# What is the value of 2^3+8-:4*2+3?

Sep 13, 2016

$15$

#### Explanation:

Count the number of terms first. Each term will simplify to to a single answer and they are only added or subtracted in the last line.

Within in a term - do brackets first, then the strongest operations (powers or roots), and then multiplication and division.

$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{{2}^{3}} \textcolor{red}{+ 8 \div 4 \times 2} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 3} \text{ } \leftarrow$ there are 3 terms.

=color(purple)(8)color(red)( + (8xx2)/4color(blue)(+3)

=$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{8} \textcolor{red}{+ 4} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 3} \text{ } \leftarrow$ add from left to right

=$15$