# How do you evaluate 2+ 3^ { 2} - 5?

Jan 24, 2017

$2 + {3}^{2} - 5 = 6$

#### Explanation:

Since ${3}^{2} = 3 \left(3\right) = 9$

$2 + {3}^{2} - 5 = 2 + 3 \left(3\right) - 5 = 2 + 9 - 5$

since $2 + 9 = 11$

we have

$= 11 - 5 = 6$