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

##### 2 Answers

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:

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.

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.