Please help me solve: `(-3^2-5(4^2-5^2))/(6-l3-8l)`      

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jgeertz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

`(-3^2 - 5(4^2-5^2))/ (6- l3-8l)`

`(-9 -5(16-25))/(6-l3-8l)`

`(-9-5(-9))/(6- l-5l )`

`(-9+45)/1`

`36`

36 is the correct answer once your clarification was considered.

lro1979 | Student

I know it's hard to tell, but it's the whole firs part "-3^2-5(4^2-5^2)" over "6-|3-8|". I believe the answer to this is 36.