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A student attempted to generate an equivalent expression using the distributive property, as shown below: 2(x + 5) = 2x + 5 What was the mistake made? 2 was not multiplied by x 2 was not multiplied by 5 Incorrect sign was used for the first term Incorrect sign was used for the second term

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2 wasn't multiplied by 5

  2. welshfella
    • one year ago
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  3. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    you distribute the 2 over the x and the + 5

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    If the student had done it correctly, then the outcome would be 2x+10 because you have to multiply everything inside the parenthesis by 2.

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