# How do you simplify 9(3x + 5) + 16?

Mar 13, 2016

$27 x + 61$

#### Explanation:

Given:$\text{ } 9 \left(3 x \textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{+} 5\right) + 16$

Everything inside the bracket is multiplied by 9

So we have:

$\left(\textcolor{b l u e}{9 \times 3 x}\right) \textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{+} \left(\textcolor{g r e e n}{9 \times 5}\right) + 16$

$\textcolor{b l u e}{27 x} \textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{+} \textcolor{g r e e n}{45} + 16$

$27 x + 61$