# How do you simplify (3^2 - 3^2) + 5 using order of operations?

Jul 31, 2016

$5$

#### Explanation:

We actually have very little to calculate.

There are two terms, so we need two answers, but the numbers inside the bracket are the same.

${3}^{2} - {3}^{2} = 0$

The expression now reads: $0 + 5$