# How do you simplify 4(x+ 3)-5?

Oct 28, 2016

$4 x + 7$

#### Explanation:

To simplify this term you first expand what is in the parenthesis by multiplying by 4 each of the terms in the parenthesis to give:

$4 x + 12 - 5$

Which further simplifies to:

$4 x + 7$