Using the Distri Equivalent Expr Rewrite the product 2(5+6) ?
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The answer to this question is as follows…
Distributive property of multiplication:
- a(b + c) = ab + ac
Applying same to given expression:
- 2(5 + 6) = 2(5) + 2(6) = 10 + 12 = 22
The distributive properties of addition and subtraction can be used to rewrite expressions for a variety of purposes. When you are multiplying a number by a sum, you can add and then multiply. You can also multiply each addend first and then add the products.
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