I am not able to get an answer for this problem. 8÷4[6-2(-8+3*2^3)] can you help?

I believe the solution provided by the above user is correct upto the 4th to the last line.

Use PEMDAS=> parentheses, exponential, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction (left to right)

After you have gotten the stuff within the brackets simplified upto [6-32] = [**-26**], the expression becomes,

8÷4[-26] (since we still have the bracket, we have to deal with it first)

= 8 ÷ (-104) (a÷b is same as a/b, eg. 4÷2 = 4/2 = 2)

= -1/13 (minus sign from -104 carries)

## Comments

When completing the final simplification within the bracket [6-32], the result is a

negaitive26, not apositive26. Thus, the next simplification will be 8 ÷ 4 [-26]. The simplification for 8 ÷ 4 is 2 and 2 times -26 is -52. So the final answer isnegative52, notpositive52.