math
posted by tombasketball .
a=9 b=2 c=5 d=3
2ab to the second power  cd =

i got 1,281

Right.

Could be a problem here ....
The way you said it according to the order of operation :
2ab^2  cd
= 2(9)(2^2)  5(3)
= 72  15
= 57
The way it was interpreted:
(2ab)^2  cd
= (2(9)(2))^2  5(3)
= 36^2  15
= 1281