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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Do I distribute the exponent first or multiply in this equation: 2(x-3)^3 ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Exponent is first

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Order of Operations: Parenthesis, Exponents, Mult., Division,Addition, Subtraction.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so distribute the 2 then raise what's in the parentheses by 3?

jimthompson5910 (jim_thompson5910):

First expand and simplify (x-3)^3 and then you can distribute the 2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay thank you!

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