# What is #8+(8+8-:4)+5^2#?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 28, 2016

#### Explanation:

Going through the order of operations:

- Evaluate any expressions in parentheses (following the same order inside)
- Evaluate any exponents.
- Perform any multiplication or division from left to right
- Perform any addition or subtraction from left to right

In this case, it goes as follows:

Apr 30, 2016

43

#### Explanation:

Always count the number of TERMS first. Terms are separated by + and - signs. You need to resolve each term into a single answer and then in the last step you can add and subtract the answers working from left to right.

In this example there are 3 terms.

The second term has brackets. Inside the brackets there are 2 terms - there must be 2 answers before they can be added.

This leads to 8 + (8 + 2) + 25 = 8 + 10 + 25 = 43