## Algebra 1

$48$
RECALL: The order of operations follow the PEMDAS rule: First Priority: P - Parentheses or grouping symbols Second Priority: E - Exponents Third Priority: M/D - Multiplication or division, whichever comes first from the left Fourth Priority: A/S - Addition or subtraction, whichever comes first from the left Simplify within the parentheses to have: $=(3\cdot 3 \cdot 3 - 4) +5^2 \\=(27-4) + 5^2 \\=23 + 5^2$ Apply the exponent to have: $=23 + 5(5) \\=23+25 \\=48$