anonymous
  • anonymous
A student attempted to generate an equivalent expression using the distributive property, as shown below: 4(x + 2) = x + 8 What was the mistake made?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
4 was not multiplied by x 4 was not multiplied by 2 Incorrect sign was used for the first term Incorrect sign was used for the second term
anonymous
  • anonymous
pooja195
  • pooja195
When distributing u need to distribute equally u have ti distribute the 4 to everything in the parentheses

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pooja195
  • pooja195
If that helps try to figure out the answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
i'd help you but i suck at math especially with the letters
anonymous
  • anonymous
lol its fine ^ @TheForgottenDogs
pooja195
  • pooja195
@KAKES1967 did u understand what i said?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got 4 was not multiplied by 2 out of your explanation
pooja195
  • pooja195
It was multiplied by 4 was not multipled by x \(\huge\color{red}{4}\)\(\huge\color{black}({x+2})\)
IrishBoy123
  • IrishBoy123
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pooja195
  • pooja195
We need to multiply the 4 by the x and 2 not just the 2
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh its A because they both have to be mupltiplied
anonymous
  • anonymous
*multiplied
pooja195
  • pooja195
yes

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