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    how would i simplify this

    4(h+3) im not sure i think the answer may be h+7 but i don't think it is. can anyone help please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    4(h+3) im not sure i think the answer may be h+7 but i don't think it is. can anyone help please.
    just distribute this.

    you will get:

    4(h+3)=4h+12
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaloisTheory1 View Post
    just distribute this.

    you will get:

    4(h+3)=4h+12

    could u please tell me how u come to that answer like explain it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    4(h+3) im not sure i think the answer may be h+7 but i don't think it is. can anyone help please.
    there is no way to get the "answer" , h + 7 , from the expression
    4(h + 3).

    you could distribute the 4, like so ...

    4(h + 3) = 4 \cdot h + 4 \cdot 3 = 4h + 12

    ... which is about all that can be done.
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