# How do you simplify 10 + 4(x + 1) + 5?

Jun 26, 2016

4x + 19

#### Explanation:

Distribute 4 (x + 1) . That is multiply each term in the bracket by 4.

hence 4(x + 1)$= \left(4 \times x\right) + \left(4 \times 1\right) = 4 x + 4$

expression is now : 10 + 4x + 4 + 5

Collecting 'like terms" gives

4x + 10 + 4 + 5 = 4x + 19