Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

This is an order of operations problem. We first consider inside of the parenthesis. Inside the parenthesis, we see an exponent, so we consider that first. $3^{3}$=27. We now consider the other operation inside the parenthesis, subtraction. 27-4=23 Finally, we simplify everything outside the parenthesis. 5 is raised to the power of 2, so we now consider that as it is an exponent. Thus, we obtain: 23+$5^{2}$=23+25=48