just thought of this so i gave it a try.
all i ask is that you just dont skip and thumb up or down first.
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WOW! thanks for top sixty guys! this is my first time getting content this far!
well first of all, u changed the addition sign to a multiplication sign, and second, the parentheses are unneeded since the order of operations says that multiplication and division are done before addition
No, 2(4x) = 8x. The number outside of a parenthesis is assumed multiplication. I cant remember why. but it works for everying, even if it was 2(4x+1) it would = 8x+2.