178 both times. I believe you begin by solving for what's inside the parenthesis. Thus 4+4=8 and 7+1 x 3 =40. Each set inside the parenthesis is preceded by a multiplier so you do those next. You have 8 x 5 =40 and 50 x 5=120. The middle expresses are a chain of + and - so you can do them in any order. Taken together, they = 18. So, you end up with 40 + 18 + 120 = 178. At least I hope so but my beginning math was old school and they may not use the same logic now.
(4+4) * 5 + 9 - 8 + 17 + 5 * (7 + 1 * 3) =
Posed on a tv show that gives money for the correct answer...last night it was up to $6300 with no correct answer so they gave the answer.
What do YOU think the correct answer is? I came no where near their version of the answer.
I'll post their answer later, and mine.