# How do you simplify 6(9 - 6)?

May 20, 2018

$18$

#### Explanation:

$6 \left(9 - 6\right)$

You need to expand the brackets first. If you do not know how to do this it is pretty simple: you just multiply the number outside the bracket with both numbers within. Therefore...

$6 \times 9 = 54$

$6 \times \left(- 6\right) = - 36$

So

$54 - 36 = 18$