How can I simplify the following...

$\displaystyle 14-9/4^2- 2^3$

The test puts it exactly in this format I don't understand if it's to confuse me? Or I simply don't know my math very well.

Here I will use PEMDAS.

My solution

$\displaystyle 14-\frac{9}{16}-8$

$\displaystyle \frac{14}{1}-\frac{9}{16}-8$

=$\displaystyle \frac{224}{16}-\frac{9}{16}-8$

=$\displaystyle \frac{215}{16}-\frac{128}{16}$

=$\displaystyle \frac{87}{16}$

or

=$\displaystyle 5\frac{7}{16}$