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2 - (5 - 3^3(4 ÷ 2 + 1) = [#permalink]
2–(5–3^3(4/2+1)
= 2–(5–3^3(3))
= 2–(5–3^4)
= 2–(—76)
= 78
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Re: 2 - (5 - 3^3(4 ÷ 2 + 1) = [#permalink]
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Bunuel wrote:
\(2 - (5 - 3^3(4 ÷ 2 + 1) =\)

(A) –21
(B) 32
(C) 45
(D) 60
(E) 78


2 - (5 - 3^3(4 / 2 + 1))

2 - (5 - 3^3(2 + 1))

2 - (5 - 3^3(3))

2 - (5 - 27(3))

2 - (5 - 81)

2 - 5 + 81 = 78

Answer: E
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Re: 2 - (5 - 3^3(4 ÷ 2 + 1) = [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
\(2 - (5 - 3^3(4 ÷ 2 + 1) =\)

(A) –21
(B) 32
(C) 45
(D) 60
(E) 78


Hello,
Can you please include the last ")" which seems missing? Just got distracted so..

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