# How do you Use the Distributive Property to Simplify 4(x + 3)?

The distributive property is a property of multiplication used in addition and subtraction.

## Answer: Using the distributive property 4(x+3) can be simplified as 4x +12

## Explanation

Distributive property states that two or more terms in addition or subtraction with a number are equal to the addition or subtraction of the product of each of the terms with that number.

distributive property states that , x×(y + z) = x×y + x×z

Using the above property we can simplify 4(x+3) as 4×x + 4 ×3

= 4x + 12