# How do you evaluate #4^2 * 2 + 8 *7#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 6, 2017

There is an acronym that defines the order of steps in which this expression should be evaluated, so you can use it, or just start with the most complicated stuff and work down to the easy steps.

#### Explanation:

Given:

Has an exponent or *power of* in it, so we will take care of that first:

Then there are two multiplications so we tackle them next:

This leaves the addition:

So: