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

Oct 12, 2017

$= 6 + 2 x$

#### Explanation:

Distributive property "allows us to get rid of parentheses by bringing a multiplication from outside to inside a parenthesis".

Now let's solve the problem given
$2 \left(3 + x\right)$
$= \left(2\right) \left(3\right) + \left(2\right) \left(x\right)$ << That's the distributive property
$= 6 + 2 x$

I hope this helps!