What is 6 times 8 plus 3a?

1 Answer
Oct 23, 2016

We can write this in maths in the same way as it in written above,.

#6 xx 8+ 3a" "larr# unlike terms, cannot be simplified further.

Because of the order of operations, we know that the multiplication must be done first.

#=48 +3a#

If this has been written as '6 times the sum of 8 and 3a' we would know to add first (using brackets)

#6 xx (8+3a)#