Question & Answer
QUESTION

The value of: (-172) + (-40) + 5 + (-425) + (-275) + 600 – (-15) is:-
(a). 315
(b). -201
(c). 400
(). -292

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HINT:- We will use BODMAS to solve this question.

Complete step-by-step answer:
Let us know about BODMAS.
BODMAS: BODMAS stands for Bracket, Of, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction. ... According to BODMAS rule, the brackets have to be solved first followed by powers or roots (i.e. of), then Division, Multiplication, Addition and at the end Subtraction.

So, we will firstly open the brackets.
(-172) + (-40) + 5 + (-425) + (-275) + 600 – (-15)
= -172 – 40 + 5 – 425 – 275 + 600 + 15
Now, we will segregate the positive integers and the negative integers.
= (-172 – 40 – 425 – 275) + (5 + 600 + 15)
Now, we will add the integers.
= (-212 – 700) + (605 + 15)
= -912 + 620
Now, we will perform subtraction.
= -912 + 620
= -292
So, the answer to this question is (d) -292.

NOTE:-The student must use the BODMAS rule for solving this question as without using BODMAS, the answer would come out to be wrong.
Also, not only for this question, one must use BODMAS rule only for solving such questions as if we will use the BODMAS rule, then only the answer would be correct, otherwise not