## Algebra 1

$16$
The order of operations states that first we perform operations inside grouping symbols, such as parentheses, brackets, and fraction bars. Then, we simplify powers. Then, we multiply and divide from left to right. Finally, we add and subtract from left to right. Start with the given expression: $6^4\div3^2/9$ Simplify above the fraction bar (this acts as a grouping symbol): $144/9$ Then, we divide: $16$