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

$(4^{2}+2)\times3=54$
If you evaluate the equation as is, you will find that the solution is 22. This means that solution must be larger. Therefore you can try adding parenthesis around $4^{2}$ and $2$, which will increase the value of the equation. Doing this gets you $(4^{2}+2)\times3$, which is equal to 54, so you have solved the problem.