# What is the value of 3(3-1)^5+(1/2)^2?

Jan 4, 2017

See the step by step calculation below

#### Explanation:

First handle the two terms in parenthesis:

$3 {\left(\textcolor{red}{3 - 1}\right)}^{5} + {\left(\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{2}}\right)}^{2} =$

$3 {\left(\textcolor{red}{2}\right)}^{5} + \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{2} \times \frac{1}{2}}\right) =$

$3 \left(\textcolor{red}{2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2 \times 2}\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{4}} =$

$\left(3 \times \textcolor{red}{32}\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{4}} =$

$96 + \frac{1}{4} =$

$96 + 0.25 =$

$96.25$