# How do you evaluate 2( 3) + 12- ( 4\cdot 3)?

Mar 11, 2018

$2 \left(3\right) + 12 - \left(4 \cdot 3\right) = 6$

#### Explanation:

We evaluate this using the order of operations:

1. Parenthesis
2. Exponents/Roots
3. Multiplication/Division

In this case we start by evaluating the parenthesis:

$2 \left(3\right) + 12 - \left(4 \cdot 3\right) = 2 \cdot 3 + 12 - 12$

Next we evaluate multiplication:

$6 + 12 - 12$

And finally, we do addition and subtraction:

$6 + 12 - 12 = 18 - 12 = 6$