# How do you simplify 1/2( 3 + 4^2)  using order of operations?

$\frac{1}{2} \left(3 + {4}^{2}\right) = \frac{19}{2}$
$\frac{1}{2} \left(3 + {4}^{2}\right) = \frac{1}{2} \left(3 + 16\right)$
$= \frac{1}{2} \cdot 19$
$= \frac{19}{2}$