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

1 Answer
Jun 26, 2018

Answer:

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 #color(salmon)(42x+56)#