posted by greg .
where do the brackets go 2 x 3 to the 3rd power + 4 to = 4374
First remember that the priorities of operations are:
2. multiplication & division
3. addition and subtraction
and parentheses are before all of the above, from inside out.
For the given problem, these are these possibilities:
Check out each of them. If you don't find one that fits the bill, you probably have not followed the priority of operations. In that case, post again.