## Algebra 1

$(4^2+2)*3=54$
$(4^2+2)=18$ $18*3=54$ The Order of Operations is as follows (top to bottom in order of priority). Parentheses Exponents Multiplication/Division Addition/Subtraction The proposed answer solves this because the parentheses allow you to focus on the $4^2+2$, multiplying $3$ by the resulting $18$.