How do you insert parentheses, operation signs, and exponents to make 4 2 5 = 19 true?

Jul 28, 2018

The operations/exponents are colored in blue:

${4}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{2}} \textcolor{b l u e}{-} 2 \textcolor{b l u e}{+} 5 = 19$

$16 - 2 + 5 = 19$

$14 + 5 = 19$

$19 = 19$

Hope this helps!