# explain what steps you would use to simplify 2+3 (9 - 5)

Factors and multiples

explain what steps you would use to simplify $$2+3 (9 - 5)$$

The first step would be to solve everything in the brackets. $$\displaystyle{2}+{3}{\left({9}-{5}\right)}={2}+{3}\times{4}$$
After that you solve the multiplication. $$2+12$$
And then you solve the addition. $$2+12=14$$