# How do you use the distributive property to simplify (3+y)6?

Multiply each term within the parenthesis by $\textcolor{red}{6}$.
$\left(3 + y\right) \textcolor{red}{6}$ becomes:
$\left(\textcolor{red}{6} \times 3\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{6} \times y\right) = 18 + 6 y$ or $6 y + 18$