Posted by **mishka** on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:25am.

what is the simplified portion of the grouping??? 5 + 4 -(100 - 8 x 3)x 4.

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**mishka**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:27am
this question makes no sense to me.can someone please use their time to help me real quick???

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**Reiny**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:31am
5 + 4 -(100 - 8 x 3)x 4

= 9 - (100 - 24)x4

= 9 - (76)x4

= 9 - 304

= - -295

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**Brian S.**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:41am
how do you post links in answers? It won't let me for some reason.

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**Brian S.**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:43am
the "grouping" is just a math term for the part of the equation in parentheses.

so,

-(100 - 8 x 3)

= -(100-24)

= -(76)

= -76

hooray math!

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 12:50pm
Only a few of the regular tutors are able to post links on Jiskha. We have this restriction to ensure that inappropriate sites are not posted.

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