Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.5 - Subtracting Real Numbers - Exercise Set: 54



Work Step by Step

Follow the order of operations, "Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction". So, first subtract 3 from 2 in the parentheses, then complete the exponent, then add. $(2-3)+5^2=-1+5^2=-1+25=24$
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