Originally Posted by AkamaruChewtoy
What - have you not taken factoring? Replace 2 with X
It's one term because it's connected to the bracket which MUST be dealt with first. The question you are after is do you drop the brackets once you add. I would say no, again, based on what I was taught.
2(9+3) or 2(12) is still one term and can be treated as such.
In any case, I'm convinced you're just trolling now.
so you agree with the juxtaposition, but you simply said that you would set it as the demoninator becuase of the division sign, thats a completely different scenario.