# How do you simplify 2 + (6m + 3) 7?

Feb 26, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the terms in parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside of the parenthesis, $\textcolor{red}{7}$:

$2 + \left(6 m + 3\right) \textcolor{red}{7} \to$

$2 + \left(\textcolor{red}{7} \times 6 m\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{7} \times 3\right) \to$

$2 + 42 m + 21$

Now group like terms and then combine like terms to complete the simplification:

$42 m + 21 + 2 \to$

$42 m + 23$