## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-2 Order of Operations and Evaluating Expressions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 14: 38

#### Answer

$36$

#### Work Step by Step

Using order of operations, the given expression, $3[(4-2)^5-20] ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 3[(2)^5-20] \\\\= 3[32-20] \\\\= 3[12] \\\\= 36 .\end{array}

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