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Question:

Simplify: $3469_w69_h21.png$

A −3
Explaination

The Rules Guiding Order of Operations require that we address exponents first, then multiplications, then subtractions.
Exponent first: $1914_w49_h17.png$
9 − 3($4857_w15_h16.png$) = 9− 3(4)
Multiply: 3(4) = 12
= 9 − 12
Add the opposite.
= 9 + (−12)
Add: 9 + (−12)
= −3