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Krista was staring at the problem below with a confused look at on her face.

“What’s the matter?” asked Jonique. “It seems like the answer should be easy but I keep going around in circles in my mind,” Krista replied. Jonique chuckled. “Yeah, it's just like asking ‘What is the name of the boy whose name is Bob?’” she laughed. Unfortunately, this did not help Krista at all. Can you help her? Explain to Krista what the expression above equals and why, and how it relates to Jonique’s question about Bob.

This is similar to Jonique’s question because the answer is stated in the question.