-4^2+52*5+5^3-(4^2-48/4)
The problem here is remembering the order of operations.
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$\displaystyle -4^2+52\cdot 5+5^3-(4^2-\frac{48}{4})$
Do everything in that order.
$\displaystyle 16+260+125-(16-\frac{48}{4})$
$\displaystyle 401-(4)=397$
Hi chika,
I get something different.
Shenanigans87, your error is in the first term: $\displaystyle \boxed{{\color{red}-4^2=-16}}$
$\displaystyle -4^2+52\cdot 5 +5^3-\left(4^2-\frac{48}{4}\right)$
$\displaystyle -4^2+52\cdot 5 +5^3-16+12$
$\displaystyle -16+260+125-16+12$
Evaluate left to right....$\displaystyle \boxed{365}$