# How do you simplify (6x + 8)7?

Jun 26, 2018

42x+56

#### Explanation:

Using the distributive property, we can simplify this expression.

It may be easier to write it as this : color(salmon)(7(6x+8)

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.

color(salmon)(7(6x)=42x

Then distribute the 7 to the 8.

color(salmon)(7(8)=56

So your final answer is $\textcolor{s a l m o n}{42 x + 56}$