# Find the value of this integer expression: -2(+3+-4+-8++7) Calculate in distributions and without distribution. There are suppose to be an exponent with +3 and when you see ++7 there is suppose to be an exponent.

## no, what you typed makes no sense to me

notice in 5^3, 5 is the base and 3 is the exponent

so your ^3 has no base

what does 8+^7 mean? did you mean 8^7 ??

## retype using the convention ^ to show exponents

e.g. 5^3 means "5 to the third" or (5)(5)(5)

## Oh okay -2(^3+-4+-8+^7)

## So does no one know the answer or...

## ITS BEEN 3 YEARS

## To find the value of the integer expression -2(+3+-4+-8++7), let's first remove the extra "+" signs as you mentioned.

The expression becomes: -2(+3-4-8+7)

Now, let's perform the calculation using the concept of the distributive property and without it.

1. Using the distributive property:

-2(+3-4-8+7)

= -2 * (+3) -2 * (-4) -2 * (-8) -2 * (+7)

Now, let's simplify:

= -6 + 8 + 16 - 14

= 4

Therefore, using the distributive property, the value of the expression is 4.

2. Without using the distributive property:

-2(+3-4-8+7)

First, perform the operations inside the parentheses:

= -2 * (-2)

= 4

Therefore, without using the distributive property, the value of the expression is also 4.

Both methods yield the same result of 4, showing that using or not using the distributive property gives the same outcome.