Date: Jan 21, 2005 1:01 AM
Author: The Question
Subject: Give me a clue about this algebra problem
I need help with the following problem:

( I just need some clue as to what to do with the following problem:

7+5[(3 + 2)exponent 2 - (2 exponent 3 + 1)]

What I TRIED to do with this problem was this:

7+5[(3 + 2)exponent 2 - (2 exponent 3 + 1)]

becomes:

12[(5 exponent 2 - (8 + 1)]

which later becomes:

12[ (25)- (9)]

which ends up as:

12(16)

this SEEMS good....except that the four choices that are

available are:

A) 22 B)36 C) 87 D) 97

Since 16 X 12 = 192, that can't be the answer.

so.....I need help.....any clue on how to solve this problem?

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