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

2 Answers
Mar 8, 2018

#3(x+2)#

Distribute and multiply #3# to #x# and #2# to get

#3x+6#

Mar 8, 2018

Answer:

The distributive property states that, given a quantity #a(b+c)#, it can be simplified to #ab+ac#

Explanation:

Let's apply this to our problem here:

#3(x+2)# = #(3)(x) + (3)(2)#
#(3x)+(6)# = #3x+6#

Our answer is #3x+6#.