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Q:
# How could you correctly rewrite the equation 4(5+3)=2 (22-6) using the distributive property?

Accepted Solution

A:

Distributive property is taking the number in front of the parentheses and multiplying every term in the parentheses by the number.

So in 4(5 +3),

Multiply 5 and +3 by 4.

4 * 5

20

4 * 3

12

20+12

32

For the second equation do the same thing. Multiply 22 and -6 by 2.

22 * 2

44

-6 * 2

-12

44 + -12

32

32 = 32

So in 4(5 +3),

Multiply 5 and +3 by 4.

4 * 5

20

4 * 3

12

20+12

32

For the second equation do the same thing. Multiply 22 and -6 by 2.

22 * 2

44

-6 * 2

-12

44 + -12

32

32 = 32