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Unless there is a typo here, you have a trick question. Note you have plus and minus signs until the zero. There appears to be a multiplication sign in front of the zero. If that's correct, the answer is zero as you just multiplied the entire problem by zero.

You always do all higher order functions such as EXPONENTS and ROOTS and MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION before any addition or subtraction (which are evaluated left-to right).

Solve the (1x0) = 0 first and remove it from the problem, then, as there are no other higher order functions, move on to addition and/or subtraction.

Feel free to group all the additions together and all the subtractions together.

(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1) (-1) then reduce and simplify by grouping the last +1 with the -1: (+1-1) = 0.

(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 (+1-1) Adding 1 then taking it away again... remove from problem. Now add.

OOPS! Typos/mistakes in the above - Answer is 13 NOT 14. Picked up an extra +1 somewhere. lol Why I always prove and double check...

Let's try this again without the mistakes...

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1*0

You always do all higher order functions such as EXPONENTS and ROOTS and MULTIPLICATION and DIVISION before any addition or subtraction (which are evaluated left-to right).

Solve the (1x0) = 0 first and remove it from the problem.

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+(1*0)

Then, as there are no other higher order functions, move on to addition and/or subtraction.

1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1

Feel free to group all the additions and all the subtractions. Let's put the subtraction at the end for clarity.

(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1)-1 = solving left to right results in

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I added the parentheses for clarity, but they don't change anything.