Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$6(x+4),$ simplifies to $\quad 6x+24$
" six times..."$\rightarrow 6\cdot(...)$ "...the sum of 4 and a number" $\rightarrow (x+4)$ the expression translates to$:\qquad 6(x+4)$ Using the distributive property, $6(x+4)=6x+6\cdot 4$ = $6x+24$