# How do you use PEMDAS to simplify #(7+2)^2#?

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Jan 17, 2016

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#### Explanation:

The order of operations is given by BIDMAS which stands for:

Brackets

Indices

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

Deal with the brackets first:

Then the index:

Jan 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

PEMDAS helps us to remember the order of operations when performing multiple operations in the same problem.

According to PEMDAS, we need to first carry out the operation inside the parentheses, which is the addition of

Next we apply the exponent