# How do you simplify 2(6 + 10)?

Nov 9, 2015

It is 32.

#### Explanation:

When there are parentheses around a certain part of an equation, you have to solve whatever is in the parentheses first. So:

$2 \left(6 + 10\right) \to 2 \left(16\right)$

Then, you just have to multiply 16 and 2, which is 32.

Nov 9, 2015

32.

#### Explanation:

Since the are no unknowns in this expression, the answer is a number. $6 + 10 = 16$, and 2 times that is 32.
Note: a number in front of a parenthesis means that each term in the parenthesis is multiplied by this other number.That way, 12+20 leads to the same answer: 32.