How do you simplify #5^2 - 2^4#?

2 Answers
Nov 1, 2015

Answer:

Just work out the powers and subtract

Explanation:

#5^2=25and 2^4=16->#
#25-16=9#

Nov 1, 2015

Answer:

#5^2 - 2^4= color(green)(9#

Explanation:

#5^2 = 5 times 5 = 25#

#2^4 = 2 times 2 times 2 times 2 = 16#

#5^2 - 2^4 = 25 - 16 = color(green)(9#