# How do you simplify (4 / 2) + 4(5 - 2)^2?

Sep 22, 2015

I found: $38$

#### Explanation:

I would first deal with the operations inside the parenthesis and get:
$\left({\cancel{4}}^{2} / \cancel{2}\right) + 4 {\left(3\right)}^{2} = 2 + 4 {\left(3\right)}^{2} =$ then solve the square:
$= 2 + 4 \cdot 9 =$ multiply:
$= 2 + 36 =$ and finally add:
$= 38$