# Math Help - how would i simplify this

1. ## 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.

2. Originally Posted by andyboy179
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:

$4(h+3)=4h+12$

3. Originally Posted by GaloisTheory1
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.

4. Originally Posted by andyboy179
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.