# 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.

Let's see how we simplify 4(x+3) using the distributive property.

**Explanation:**

Distributive property states that two or more terms in addition or subtraction multiplied 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

### Thus, using the distributive property, 4(x+3) can be simplified as 4x + 12.

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