# How do you evaluate -3( 7- 11)?

Mar 4, 2018

The result is $12$.

#### Explanation:

First, do the subtraction that's inside the parentheses (in red). After that, do the multiplication of the two numbers (in blue).

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{=} - 3 \left(\textcolor{red}{7 - 11}\right)$

$= - 3 \left(\textcolor{red}{- 4}\right)$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{-} \textcolor{b l u e}{3 \cdot - 4}$

$= \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l u e}{-}}} \textcolor{b l u e}{3 \cdot} \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l u e}{-}}} \textcolor{b l u e}{4}$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{3 \cdot 4}$

$= 12$