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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

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Short Answer

Evaluate the expression.


The value of the expression is 21.

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Step by Step Solution

Step-1 – Order of operations

To evaluate any expression involving more than one operation, follow the below order of operations:

  • First evaluate expressions inside grouping symbols like parentheses ( ) or brackets [ ].
  • Evaluate the exponents.
  • Perform Multiplication and division from left to right.

Perform addition and subtraction from left to right

Step-2 – Solve the expression inside grouping symbols

In order to evaluate the given expression, first evaluate the expression inside the parentheses. Observe that there is only a plus sign between the numbers inside parenthesis, so add them and remove the parenthesis to get


Step-3 – Multiply and divide from left to right

Now to simplify further, multiply the resulting numbers to get


Thus, the value of the expression is 21.

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