Please look at your scratch paper: Do you have the parentheses around the 'six plus four' like this:
If so, remember that (6 + 4) is a grouping and you'd do that first.
If you forgot to include the parentheses, we've located the cause of the mistake.
Take a deep breath, relax, and copy the following problem. Remember to include the parentheses and do the parentheses and grouping first.
7 + 3(4 + 2) =
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