# How do you evaluate 20 + ((17 + 3) * 6^2)?

Mar 11, 2018

$= 740$

#### Explanation:

$20 + \left(\left(17 + 3\right) \cdot {6}^{2}\right) =$

$20 + \left(20 \cdot 36\right) =$

$20 + 720 =$

$= 740$

Mar 11, 2018

740

#### Explanation:

Using PEMDAS, we first look at the parentheses. There is another pair of parentheses inside the first one, so we solve the inner one first.
$20 + \left(20 \cdot {6}^{2}\right)$
Now in the first pair of parentheses we look for any exponents, then solve it.
$20 + \left(20 \cdot 36\right)$
After exponents we look for multiplication or division.
$20 + \left(720\right)$
The parentheses are fully solved so now we look for any exponents, multiplication, and division. There is none. So we look for addition and subtraction and then solve.
$740$