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

May 19, 2017

$2 x + 12$

#### Explanation:

Each of the terms inside the bracket are multiplied by the 2.

$\Rightarrow \textcolor{red}{2} \left(x + 6\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times x\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times 6\right)$

$= 2 x + 12$

May 19, 2017

$2 x + 12$

#### Explanation:

Use the distributive property

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{2} \left(\textcolor{red}{x} \textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{+} \textcolor{b l u e}{6}\right) = \textcolor{g r e e n}{2} \left(\textcolor{red}{x}\right) \textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{+} \textcolor{g r e e n}{2} \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{6}\right) = 2 x + 12$