# How do you simplify 9(x + 1)?

May 30, 2017

To simplify this expression multiply each of the terms within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

$\textcolor{red}{9} \left(x + 1\right) \implies \left(\textcolor{red}{9} \times x\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{9} \times 1\right) \implies$

$9 x + 9$

May 30, 2017

$9 x + 9$

#### Explanation:

$9 \left(x + 1\right) = 9 \cdot x + 9 \cdot 1 = 9 x + 9$