Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Iplay

  • 2 years ago

Part 1: Explain, in complete sentences, how to use the distributive property to simplify the expression below. 5(x + 2) Part 2: Write the simplified expression

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Palmed
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    The multiplication of a value; whether it be: a number, variable, or expression, by a group of numbers undergoing a numerical operation within a contained: bracket, parenthesis, or brace(real and implied), can be multiplied to each value contained within. Simplified When multiplying a value by a set of values or expression(s) inside a mathematical container undergoing addition or subtraction, this outside value must be multiplied independently to each value in the numerator contained within. Note: A non-rational expression has an implied denominator of 1. 5(x + 2) --> (5*x +5*2) = 5x+10

  2. Palmed
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Not to make it more complicated by adding that line about the numerator. Adding this to your answer will have you covered for fractions. 5(x+2) = 5[(x+2)/1] you wouldn't multiple the 5 by the one or anything in the denominator, unless you are multiplying by a fraction. (1/5)[(x+2)/1] = (x+2)/5 Which is equivalent to x/5 + 2/5

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    Search OpenStudy
    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.