Directions: Using the digits 1 to 5, at most one time each, place a digit in each box to create an expression with the largest possible value.

### Hint

### Hint

Where would you put your largest digit?

### Answer

### Answer

4^5+2*3 or 4^5+3*2

Source: Matt Donahue

my answer was:5 to the 4 power +4×2=1258

I thought you could only use the numbers 1-5 one time.

my answer was 5 to the 4 power +4×2=1258 too

Remember… order of operations matter. Most teachers use GEMS or PEMDAS. In any case, you would need to multiply first before adding.

Example: 5 to the 4th power plus 4 times 2 would be…(exponents first)… 625 plus 4 times 2… (then multiply second)… 625 plus 8… (finish it)… 633.

Hope this helps!

If you did pemdas it would be different because (5⁴+4)2 would then be (625+4)2 then (1250+8)=1258. But all of these won’t work because you can only use each number once and 4 is used twice in all of these.

5^4+3×2

2+(3×7+9)=(1-5)/(8×4)

2x(3/7-9)=(1+5)x(8+4)

2-(3x7x9)=(1-5)-(8/4)

22/(3-7/9)=(1×5)(8-4)

2x(3+7+9)=(1/5)(8×4)

2^3+4×1=12

1^2+3×5=16

5^3+4×3=137

4^4+5×2=266

5^5+1×2=3127

4^5+3×1=1027

4^5+3*2

4^5+3×2=1030

4^5+2*3 or 4^5+3*2 is the answer I think.

4^5+2*3 or 4^5+3*2

5^4+3×2=1,256

4^3+5×2=138

4^5+3×1=1,027

3^5+2×4=980

4²+5×2 or 5²+2×4

5^4+4×2= 258

5^4+4×2

4^5+3×2

I got 2 over the power of 3 +5×4