# How do you use the distributive property to simplify #4(x+3)#?

##### 2 Answers

Jun 28, 2017

#### Explanation:

Multiply the number in the front by everything else in the brackets, so you get:

Jun 28, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"multiply each term in the bracket by "color(red)(4)#

#rArrcolor(red)(4)(x+3)#

#=(color(red)(4)xx x)+(color(red)(4)xx3)#

#=4x+12larrcolor(blue)" simplified"#