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Iplay
 3 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
Iplay
 3 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

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Palmed
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The 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 nonrational expression has an implied denominator of 1. 5(x + 2) > (5*x +5*2) = 5x+10

Palmed
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not 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
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