# MCAS Objective 10.N.2

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## Number Sense and Operations:

Simplify numerical expressions, including those involving positive integer exponents or the absolute value,
e.g., $\,3(2^4 - 1) = 45\,$, $\,4|3-5| + 6 = 14\,$;
apply such simplifications in the solution of problems.

Order of Operations
Practice with Exponents
Simplifying Basic Absolute Value Expressions

This exercise gives you practice with MCAS-type questions.
On the actual MCAS test, many of these questions are multiple-choice.