# How do you evaluate 12( 2\cdot 10^ { 2} )?

Oct 30, 2017

$2400$

#### Explanation:

Within parentheses, do the exponent first.

$12 \left(2 \cdot {10}^{2}\right)$

$12 \left(2 \cdot 100\right)$

Next, within the parentheses, do multiplication.

$12 \left(2 \cdot 100\right)$

$12 \left(200\right)$

Now, all that is left is multiplication outside of the parentheses.

$12 \times 200 = 2400$