How do you use the distributive property to simplify #3(n+1)#?

2 Answers
Aug 31, 2017

Answer:

#3(n+1)=color(red)(3n+3)#

Explanation:

The distributive property tells us that (in general)
#color(white)("XXX")a(b+c)=ab+ac#

Aug 31, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Multipy or distribute the term outside the parenthesis by each term within the parenthesis:

#color(red)(3)(n + 1) => (color(red)(3) * n) + (color(red)(3) * 1) => 3n + 3#