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

2 Answers
Nov 9, 2015

Answer:

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(6+10) -> 2(16)#

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

Nov 9, 2015

Answer:

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.