# How do you simplify #7(8x+ 7) +3x#?

##### 1 Answer

Distribute the 7 into the brackets to get the x term out, then add in the 3x to get the final answer of

#### Explanation:

Let's first talk about what needs to be simplified - there are two expressions and it'd be great to have the

The first expression,

Starting with the full expression:

Let's multiply the 7 into the brackets:

Now we can add the two x terms:

Can we do any more? No, we can't - 59 is prime, so won't factor down into smaller components. So this is where things get left.