Math
posted by Tiffany .
Simply.
3 + 4(q + 3) + 4q

3+4(q+3)+4q...does it have an equal sign?

or, does it say what q equals?

Yes

3 + 4(q + 3) + 4q
3 + 4q + 12 + 4q
Combine like terms.
15 + 8q 
What q equals.

We can't tell what q equals because the problem doesn't have enough information.
Your instructions are to simplify, which I did for you.