# What is [(8+5)*(6-2) ^2] - (4*17 -: 2)?

Mar 7, 2018

174

#### Explanation:

Consider PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction).

Begin by solving what is in parentheses:
$\left[\left(13\right) \cdot {\left(4\right)}^{2}\right] - \left(34\right)$
Solve the expression in the last set of parentheses from right to left.

Next, solve for expressions involving exponents:
$\left[13 \cdot 16\right] - 34$

Now multiply:
$208 - 34$

And subtract:
$174$