# How do you evaluate #12+ 4^ { 2} \times 3- 9#?

##### 2 Answers

Dec 13, 2016

12 + (4*4) * 3 - 9 ---> 12 + 16 * 3 - 9 ---> 12 + 48 - 9 ---> 60 - 9 ---> 51

51

#### Explanation:

You need to apply PEMDAS, the order of operations:

- Parentheses
- Exponents
- Multiplication or Division
- Addition or Subtraction

See below...

So 51 is the answer.