# How do you simplify #2[-50-(-74-16)] #?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 28, 2015

You use the order of operations to get a final value of

#### Explanation:

Your expression looks like this

The order of operations (think PEMDAS) tells you that **parantheses** come first, followed by *exponents*, **multiplication/divison**, and **addition/subtraction**.

Your expression has **two** parantheses which must be solved first. The first paranthesis has

The expression now becomes

Next comes the second paranthesis

The expression now becomes

Therefore,