anonymous one year ago (x + 3) + 2x = 42 3x + 3 = 42 How did the first step get to the second one using the distribution property?

1. Mehek14

multiplied by 1 $$\bf{1*(x+3)+2x=42\\1x+3+2x=42\\3x+3=42}$$

2. anonymous

I see! Thank you! What threw me off was the book answer didn't count "Combine Like Terms" as one of the steps. Thank you!

3. Mehek14

yw ^_^