# How do you simplify 2(6x+4)+7x?

Apr 10, 2018

$5 x + 8$

#### Explanation:

Use the distributive property to simplify the first term.

$2 \left(6 x + 4\right) + 7 x = 2 \cdot 6 x + 2 \cdot 4 + 7 x$

$= 12 x + 8 - 7 x$

Because you have two like terms ($x$), you can simplify them by subtracting the coefficients.

$12 x - 7 x + 8 = 5 x + 8$

$5 x + 8$ is the simplified version.