# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite it in factored form 2x+6?

Jul 6, 2015

$2 x + 6 = 2 \left(x + 3\right)$

#### Explanation:

The distributive property says:

$a \cdot \left(b + c\right) = a \cdot b + a \cdot c$

in our case $a = 2$, $b = x$ and $c = 3$

$2 \cdot \left(x + 3\right) = 2 \cdot x + 2 \cdot 3 = 2 x + 6$