# How do you solve for z: 4(z + 3) = 72?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 21, 2016

#### Answer:

You must first distribute the parentheses.

#### Explanation:

To distribute the parentheses means to multiply each term inside the Parentheses with the term(s) directly outside to the left of the parentheses.

Ex: **and** with the 4.

Now to the equation:

Hopefully this helps!