# How do you use symbols to make the statement 4_7_2_9 = 44 true?

Feb 26, 2016

Allowing for the symbol $\text{^}$ to refer to exponentiation,

$4 + 7 \text{^} 2 - 9 = 44$

#### Explanation:

Applying the order of operations, first we do exponentiation, and then addition and subtraction.

$4 + 7 \text{^} 2 - 9 = 4 + {7}^{2} - 9$

$= 4 + 49 - 9$

$= 53 - 9$

$= 44$