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

a. The student needs to evaluate what is in parentheses first, according to order of operations. Then, he or she can evaluate the exponent. b. $25$
a. The student needs to evaluate what is in parentheses first, according to order of operations. Then, he or she can evaluate the exponent. b. Evaluate the expression inside the parentheses first: $5^{2}$ Now, evaluate the exponent: $25$