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Give me a clue about this algebra problem
Posted:
Jan 21, 2005 1:01 AM


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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