# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 2(4x + 3y)?

Mar 11, 2018

$2 \left(4 x + 3 y\right) = 8 x + 6 y$

#### Explanation:

Distributive property: $a \left(b + c\right) = a b + a c$

$2 \left(4 x + 3 y\right) =$

$\left(2 \cdot 4 x\right) + \left(2 \cdot 3 y\right) =$

$8 x + 6 y$