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    negative numbers

    (-9x4) - (8 - -3) x2

    can someone please explain how to do this

    i got 2 different answers
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic View Post
    (-9x4) - (8 - -3) x2

    can someone please explain how to do this

    i got 2 different answers
    One piece at a time. Remember ALL the Order of Operations

    (-9x4) - (8 - -3) x2

    Parentheses

    -9x4 = -36
    8- -3 = 8+3 = 11

    -36 - 11 x2

    Multiplication/Division

    -11x2 = -22

    -36 - 22

    Addition/Subtraction

    -58

    Was that one of your answers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKHunny View Post
    One piece at a time. Remember ALL the Order of Operations

    (-9x4) - (8 - -3) x2

    Parentheses

    -9x4 = -36
    8- -3 = 8+3 = 11

    -36 - 11 x2

    Multiplication/Division

    -11x2 = -22

    -36 - 22

    Addition/Subtraction

    -58

    Was that one of your answers?
    yeah but the other was -14

    but i can see now what i did wrong thanks
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