Parentheses do indicate multiplication, BUT you must finish all the calculations inside the parentheses BEFORE you multiply by the outside number. (Note: You can `distribute' across parentheses -- a necessity in algebra if variables are involved -- but in this case it is not required or recommended.)

EXAMPLE:

6 + 2(1 + 3)=

6 + 2(4)

6 + 8

14

20 - 3(6 - 4) =

20 - 3(2) 20 - 6

14

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Please copy and solve this problem; start inside the parentheses:

5 + 3(6 + 4) =

Click on your answer:
18 27 35 39 80 150
any other answer



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