# How do you solve 3(t+4)=18 using the distributive property?

May 11, 2017

$t = 2$

#### Explanation:

Expand $3$ through the brakcets,

$3 t + 12 = 18$

Subtract $12$ from both sides,

$3 t + 12 - 12 = 18 - 12$

$3 t = 6$

Divide both sides by $3$,

$\frac{3 t}{3} = \frac{6}{3}$

$t = 2$