(-2)[-3 - 4 - 5 - 2^3 - (-1)]

im not sure how to solve this problem. or like problems.

Since you are unable to get started, I will guess that you are needing help with exponents, negative numbers, the order of operations, and simplifying with parentheses, each of which is necessary for this exercise. So the first step is to learn these topics.

. . . . .**Negative Numbers**
. . . . .**Exponents**
. . . . .**The Order of Operations**
. . . . .**Simplifying with Parentheses**
Once you have studied the above, please attempt the exercise. If you get stuck, you can then reply with a clear listing of your steps and reasoning, starting something like:

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...and so forth. Once we can "see" where you're having trouble, we can try to help you get "un-stuck".

Thank you!