```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 areavailable 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?-- submissions: post to k12.ed.math or e-mail to k12math@k12groups.orgprivate e-mail to the k12.ed.math moderator: kem-moderator@k12groups.orgnewsgroup website: http://www.thinkspot.net/k12math/newsgroup charter: http://www.thinkspot.net/k12math/charter.html
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