1) We need to take care of the parentheses first. Within the parenthesis, you also have to follow the rest of the order of operations. So working a little, the equation looks like:

(4 - 2 + 5 x 3 x -1)^2 which equals -13^2

-13^2 = 169

2) This one simplified is:

7 - 9 + 16 - 8 + 4 + 8 - 300 = -282

Oct 27th, 2014

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