**Problem** 8 x [ 6 + 4 x (2 + 12) + 8] – 1 = _____ | |

**Procedure** | |

Solve the inside group first: | 8 x [ 6 + 4 x ** (2 + 12)** + 8] – 1 = 8 x [ 6 + 4 x **14** + 8] – 1 |

Solve the outer group: Multiplication followed by addition | 8 x [ 6 + **4 x 14** + 8] – 1 = 8 x [ 6 + **56** + 8] – 1 8 x **[ 6 + 56 + 8]** – 1 = 8 x **70** – 1 |

Finish the operation: Multiplication followed by subtraction | **8 x 70 – 1** = ** 559** |

**Solution** 8 x [ 6 + 4 x (2 + 12) + 8] – 1 = 559 | |