## Answer :

Okay so what you do is

*eliminate the parenthesis*in the equation because it really helps

So you would multiply

**8 and b**

Also multiple

**8 and a**

You would get

**8b**and

**8a**

Your equation would look like ...

2a + 8b + 8a = ...

*Now you add the alike things in the equation*

**8a**and

**2a**are the alike things.

Now you would have ...

**10a + 8b = ?**