# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and simplify m(n+4)?

Sep 19, 2016

$m \left(n + 4\right) = m n + 4 m$

#### Explanation:

$m \left(n + 4\right)$

The general equation for the distributive property is $a \left(b + c\right) = \left(a \times b\right) + \left(a \times c\right) = a b + a c$, where $a = m$, $b = n$, and $c = 4$.

$m \left(n + 4\right) = m n + 4 m$

$m \left(n + 4\right) = \left(m \times n\right) + \left(m \times 4\right) = m n + 4 m$