# Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Get Ready - Page 411: 8

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#### Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $(6\times4)-2^{2}$ Order of operations states to do whatever is inside the parentheses first: $(24)-2^{2}$ Order of operations states to multiply by the exponent next: $(24) - 4$ Lastly we can subract: $20$

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