How do you simplify #8(3m+6)#?

1 Answer
Jul 26, 2016

Answer:

Use the Distributive Property to get the answer.

Explanation:

The Distributive Property states that the sum of two numbers (in this case, 3m and 6) times a third number (8) is equal to the sum of each of those two numbers times the third number. For instance, #8(3m+6)=8*3m+8*6#. #8*3m=24m#, and #8*6=48#. Just put those two numbers together to get our answer, #24m+48#.