How do you simplify #(6x + 8)7#?
Using the distributive property, we can simplify this expression.
It may be easier to write it as this :
Whenever we have a number or expression outside of the parentheses, we are going to distribute it to all terms inside the parentheses.
Just think of it as two separate equations:
(7)(6x) and (7)(8)
Distribute the 7 to 6x.
Then distribute the 7 to the 8.
So your final answer is