Flashcard 12 - Mathematics: Algebraic Reasoning Flashcard Set for the TSIA2

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The correct answer is:

Evaluate the exponent:

\[2^{2}=4\]

Explanation:

Remember to follow the order of operations (PEMDAS):
Do everything in parentheses (P), left to right.
Evaluate any exponents (E), left to right.
Do all multiplication and division (MD), in order, left to right.
Then do all addition and subtraction (AS), in order, from left to right.

A good way to remember: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

Since there aren’t any parentheses in the expression, the next order of operation to deal with is evaluating exponents. Thus, the next step is to evaluate \(2^{2}\).

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