# How do you simplify 12 + 3(4 + x)?

May 5, 2016

$= 3 x + 24$

#### Explanation:

$12 + 3 \left(4 + x\right)$

$= 12 + 3 \cdot \left(4\right) + 3 \cdot \left(x\right)$

$= 12 + 12 + 3 x$

grouping like terms:

$= 24 + 3 x$

$= 3 x + 24$