How do you simplify #sqrt5^2-4^2/1# using order of operations?

1 Answer
Dec 21, 2015

Answer:

#-11#

Explanation:

#(sqrt(5))^2-4^2#

According to BEDMAS, work on #(sqrt(5))^2# first, because of the exponent.

#5-4^2#

According to BEDMAS, work on #4^2# next, because of the exponent.

#5-16#

Subtract the two terms because this is the only operation left.

#-11#