# How do you multiply 2(x+3)?

##### 1 Answer
May 31, 2016

$2 x + 6$

#### Explanation:

Multiply the contents of the brackets by 2

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Compare to the word phrase of "two apples"

We do not say "two of apples"

Nor do we say "two times apples"

So $2 \left(x + 3\right)$ is saying the same thing. In that we have two of $\left(x + 2\right)$.

Write as$\text{ } x + 3$
$\text{ "underline(color(white)(.)x+3)" "larr" add}$
$\text{ } 2 x + 6$