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What is 4(5)-2(-4+1)

 Oct 2, 2019

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Well you should be able to use PEMDAS to figure this out but you want to start by distributing the 4 and the -2 out to the numbers inside the parenthesis first, and then solve for the rest.

but its 20-2(-4+1)
so that gives us 20+8-2 
which simplifies to 26. 

 Oct 2, 2019
 #1
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Best Answer

Well you should be able to use PEMDAS to figure this out but you want to start by distributing the 4 and the -2 out to the numbers inside the parenthesis first, and then solve for the rest.

but its 20-2(-4+1)
so that gives us 20+8-2 
which simplifies to 26. 

Nirvana Oct 2, 2019

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