# How do you simplify (2+3)^2 + (3+1)^2 using PEMDAS?

Sep 29, 2016

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#### Explanation:

First, we're going to solve for the two parentheses. $2 + 3 = 5$ and $3 + 1 = 4$, so we're going to get ${5}^{2} + {4}^{2}$.

Next, we're going to solve for the exponents. ${5}^{2} = 25$ and ${4}^{2} = 16$, so we're going to get $25 + 16$.

From here, just add the two number together to get our answer, $41$.