# How do you simplify #6-2(n+4)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 10, 2015

The order of operations is

- expressions inside parentheses
- exponentiation (left to right)
- multiplication and division (left to right)
- addition and subtraction (left to right)

For the expression

1. the expression inside parentheses can not be simplified

2. there are no exponents

3. multiplication

4. subtraction:

then simplify be extracting the common factor from the terms: