How do you simplify 6 + 3[(12 / 4) + 5]?

Apr 6, 2018

30

Explanation:

Start form the innermost brackets first, then work outwards.

Multiply and divide before adding and subtracting.

$6 + 3 \left[\left(\frac{12}{4}\right) + 5\right]$

$= 6 + 3 \left[3 + 5\right]$

$= 6 + 3 \left[8\right]$

$= 6 + 24$

$= 30$