Posted by **Rob** on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:52pm.

I can not get he correct answer -10.

-3/3{a+c(b+5)-(-6+a)}

a=1, b=-6, c=-4

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**Steve**, Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:46pm
starting with

-3/3{a+c(b+5)-(-6+a)}

= -3/3{1+(-4)((-6)+5)-(-6+1)}

let's work our way from the inside out:

-3/3{1+(-4)(-6+5)-(-6+1)}

-3/3{1+(-4)(-1)-(-5)}

-3/3{1+4+5)}

-3/3{10}

-1(10)

-10

Note that the division is done first, then the multiplication, left-to-right

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