>( I just need some clue as to what to do with the following problem: > 7+5[(3 + 2)exponent 2 - (2 exponent 3 + 1)]
Then you listed some multiple choices after your solution method.
So what you are trying to do is evaluate 7 + 5[(3+2)^2 - ((2^3) + 1)]
You must know the convention for order of operations. Expressions inside grouping symbols are first; next do exponentiation; next do any multiplications and divisions from left to right; then do additions from left to right.
Your exercise first needs (3+2) and the 2^3 to each be evaluated first. The rest I leave undone for you to continue.