# How do you use PEMDAS to simplify #4(9-6)^2#?

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#### Explanation:

**Parentheses**: Before anything, we evaluate expressions within parentheses.

Inside the parentheses there is only one operation, and so we can evaluate that part directly without worrying about PEMDAS.

**Exponents**: Next, apply any exponents. Be careful to only apply the exponent to its base.

In this case, the base is

**Multiplication**: Next, perform any multiplication. This can include the division step, as dividing by

Multiplication is all that remains, so we evaluate it to get the final result

Addition and subtraction would follow, however they do not occur in the given expression. Note that as with multiplication and division, subtraction may be performed together with addition, as subtracting