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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist
That's essentially the point, and I am unsure if 2(9+3) is the same as 2*(9+3) in terms of order of operations. However, wolfram says the answer would be 288, and i trust them. I would've gone with 2 myself though.

2*(9+2) means 2(9+2) all it is really is a simplified way of saying the same thing.