I have this math question and have no idea how to come up with the answer

I have this math question and have no idea how to come up with the answer

am doing a project but its really hard because it needs to be 6 steps i cant think of one i need help

I need to know because I have been wondering this for a while.

I find oftentimes that one of the biggest stumbling blocks for algebra students is that beginners have difficulty seeing the "chunks" in an expression. Instead, they see a big jumbled mess of symbols. An analogy is an orchestra. A person who has never played a musical instrument, or doesn't have much experience with listening to music, hears the orchestra as one... read more

Use the distributive property to evaluate the equation. I know how to do D.P. but this question confused me! Help me, please!