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## trashboater Group Title What is the solution to the equation?    5(8 + 7) = 5 • x + 5 • 7 one year ago one year ago

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1. ShotGunGirl

First you would distribute the 5 in "5(8 +7)"

2. ShotGunGirl

Giving you this $40 + 35 = 5 \times x + 5 \times 7$ Then you would gather your like terms on both sides.