How do you simplify #2(6 + 10)#?
It is 32.
When there are parentheses around a certain part of an equation, you have to solve whatever is in the parentheses first. So:
Then, you just have to multiply 16 and 2, which is 32.
Since the are no unknowns in this expression, the answer is a number.
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.