# How do you simplify 3^4-16times3?

Dec 8, 2016

$33$

#### Explanation:

Using the rules for order of operation, you first execute the exponent:

$\left(3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3\right) - 16 \times 3$

$81 - 16 \times 3$

Next, you execute the multiplication:

$81 - \left(16 \times 3\right)$

$81 - 48$

Finally, you execute the subtraction:

$81 - 48 = 33$