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anonymous
 5 years ago
how do i find the product of 3(x+6) ?
anonymous
 5 years ago
how do i find the product of 3(x+6) ?

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amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0same as any other multiplication, but lets take a simpler example: 3(8) = 24 right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You distribute the 3 which means you multiply the 3 times each term in the parentheses. 3 * x = 3x and 3 * 6 = 18 so the answer is 3x  18

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then: 3(6+2) should equal 24 right?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0good, then lets "distribute" the 3 into the (6+2) and see if it works 3(6) + 3(2) = 24 18 + 6 = 24 24 = 24 Does that make sense to you?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0o simple...yes it does...thanks !

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0youre welcome... now just do that to your original problem and you get your answer :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03(x+6) 3(x) + 3(6) 3x + 18 3x  18

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then do i divide 3x by 3 abd 18/3 ?

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if you want to "factor" the 3 back out again, then yes.... divide at all by 3

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait; your not trying to solve for x in this equation

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0simply put, it aint an equation...there is no (=) sign to equate anything to..

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03(x+6) is just an empty term waiting for something... 3(x+6) = 9 is something that we can figure out because it gives us the ability to "equate" one side with another

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ya that does...Thank you so much!
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