MCAS Objective 10.N.2

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Grades 9–10 MCAS Objectives

Number Sense and Operations:

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

Most relevant Fisher site links:
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.

On this exercise, you will not key in your answer.
However, you can check to see if your answer is correct.

(MAX is 5; there are 5 different problem types.)