# How do you simplify 3(x+2)+5?

Jul 22, 2016

$3 x + 11$

#### Explanation:

To simplify $3 \left(x + 2\right) + 5$

Begin with the distributive property to eliminate the parenthesis

$\left(3\right) \left(x\right) + \left(3\right) \left(2\right) + 5$

$3 x + 6 + 5$

Now combine like terms.

$3 x + 11$