# How do you solve #24 - (3^2 + 5)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 8, 2016

You can use the rules of PEMDAS to solve this equation.

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS stands for the order of operations, or the order in which equations are completed.

- Parentheses
- Exponents
- Multiplication
- Division
- Addition
- Subtraction

To solve this equation, we can follow PEMDAS.

First, parentheses. What is inside the parentheses?

To solve what is in the parentheses, now we address the second term in PEMDAS, exponents. We need to solve all of the exponents in the problem.

Now we can continue to solve the parentheses.

We simplify the equation.

Now, we simply solve.

The answer to the equation is 20, and is found by using PEMDAS.