How do you simplify the expression #5(4+x)#?

2 Answers
Apr 22, 2017

Answer:

#5x+20#

Explanation:

Multiply everything inside the brackets by the 5 that is outside of them. So we have

#color(green)(color(red)(5)(4+x)" "->" "color(red)(5)xx4" "+" "color(red)(5)xx x #

#" "20" "+" "5x#

Or you may if you wish write it as:

#5x+20#

Apr 22, 2017

Answer:

#5(4+x)=20+5x#

Explanation:

Simplify:

#5(4+x)#

Apply the distributive property: #a(b+c)=ab+ac#

#5*4+5*x=#

#20+5x#