# How do you insert parentheses to make 35+4^2-6-3=48 true?

Jul 6, 2018

$5 + {4}^{2} - \left(6 - 3\right) = 48$

#### Explanation:

As far as I'm concerned, there's no systematic approach to this, you kinda just have to play around with the parenthesis and see what you get.

I tried this and noticed if we have the expression

$35 + {4}^{2} - \left(6 - 3\right)$

This will be equal to $48$ because we can simplify the parenthesis and ${4}^{2}$ to now have

$35 + 16 - 3$

This is the same thing as $51 - 3$, or $48$, which is what we have on the other side of the equal sign.

Therefore, our equation should look like this:

$5 + {4}^{2} - \left(6 - 3\right) = 48$

Hope this helps!