# How do you evaluate -10(18+8)?

Jun 16, 2016

$- 260$

#### Explanation:

There are two options:

Either multiply the 10 by each number in the brackets, and then add the answers.

Or, work out the answer for the bracket first and then multiply by 10.

$- 10 \left(18 + 8\right) = - 180 - 80 = - 260$

OR

$- 10 \left(18 + 8\right) = - 10 \left(26\right) = - 260$