# How do you simplify 6{13-2(4+1)}?

Mar 22, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

When solving problems like this it is good practice to work from the inside out.

$6 \left\{13 - 2 \left(4 + 1\right)\right\}$

$6 \left\{13 - 2 \left(5\right)\right\}$

Multiply by the number outside the parenthesis:

$6 \left\{13 - 10\right\}$

Subtract the terms inside the braces:

$6 \left\{3\right\}$

Mutiply by the number outside of the braces:

$18$