# How do you multiply (4x+4)(4) ?

Jan 14, 2017

$16 x + 16$
Use the distributive property, which states that: $a \left(b + c\right) = a b + a c$
If it is written as $\left(b + c\right) a$, it's evaluated the same way.
$\left(4 x + 4\right) \left(4\right) = 4 \left(4 x + 4\right) = 4 \cdot 4 x + 4 \cdot 4 = 16 x + 16$.