# How do you use the distributive property to simplify  5(n + 3)?

May 31, 2018

$5 n + 15$

#### Explanation:

$\text{multiply each term in the bracket by 5}$

$\textcolor{red}{5} \left(n + 3\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{5} \times n\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{5} \times 3\right)$

$= 5 n + 15$