Equate This!

The Puzzler

RAY: Here's the answer. The equation is four minus three, plus, five to the second power or rather five squared. Four minus three is one, five squared is 25, and that comes out to 26, I believe.

TOM: Simple to me.

RAY: Well, simple now that you know the answer. You didn't know the answer because what? You didn't even know the question. Who's our winner?

TOM: The winner is Michael McKenzie from San Francisco, California. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Michael's going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com, with which Michael can get one of our Car Talk Father's Day gifts.

RAY: Congratulations, Michael!

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