After going through these steps you should know how to simplify an expression and use a calculator to check your answer.

## Step 2: First Step

Because of the exponent we must compute it first. Notice that we are really just multiplying 2, six times.

## Step 3: Step 2

Now we multiply more. In general we should be starting from the left and then working our way to the right, but because of notation we start with the exponent.

## Step 4: Step 3

Remember to start adding and subtracting from the left and work you way to the right.

## Step 5: The Calculator Uses Order of Operation

So we always can check our answer by using a calculator.

nice 'ible! are you a math teacher?