Hi Shivansh,

Step 1. If you draw a rectangle, you can label the height as 3x and the width as 2x+xy.

Step 2. The area of the large rectangle is height multiplied by the width: 3x(2x + xy). You can use the distributive property to simplify the terms: 3x(2x) + 3x(xy) = 6x^{2} + 3x^{2}y .

Step 3. To find the area of the two smaller boxes inside the rectangle, draw a line that separates the width into two parts, so that one part will have a width of 2x and the other part will have a width of xy. The height, 3x, remains the same for both of the smaller boxes.

Therefore the area of the two boxes will be:

3x(2x) = 6x^{2 }and 3x(xy) = 3x^{2}y, which are identical to the terms created when we distributed in step 2.

Hope that helps.

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