## anonymous 3 years ago What is the solution to the equation?    5(8 + 7) = 5 • x + 5 • 7

1. anonymous

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

2. anonymous

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