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

Dec 21, 2015

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#### Explanation:

${\left(\sqrt{5}\right)}^{2} - {4}^{2}$

According to BEDMAS, work on ${\left(\sqrt{5}\right)}^{2}$ 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.

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