Not getting in to the algebra but 2 is the correct answer. The 2 in the equation is part of the parenthetical. Completing the addition within the brackets does not complete that portion of the equation. It is irrelevant that 2(12) is multiplication, as long as the brackets remain, that must be done first.
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