## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

$110$
Step 1: $2+3^{2}(5+7)$ Step 2: Simplifying the expression within the parentheses first, the expression reduces to $2+3^{2}(12)$. Step 3: $2+3^{2}(12)=2+9(12)$ Step 4: Use the BODMAS (or PEMDAS) rule to first perform multiplication followed by addition: $2+9(12)=2+108=110$.