Posted by jaiden on .
Why can you simplify 5(5+30) using the distributive property?why can't u simplify 5(50)+3 using the distributive property?

6th grade math 
jaiden,
I meant 5 (50+3)

6th grade math 
bobpursley,
on the first, 5 is multiplied by (5+30). On the second, the 3 is NOT multiplied by 5.

6th grade math 
bobpursley,
ok, I see now.
YOu can simplify 5(5+30) because there is a common factor in the parenthesis (5+30)=5(1+6)
so the 5(5+30) becomes 5*5*(1+6)
Now on the second, 5(50+3), there is no common factor between 50, and 3. So it cannot be simplified. 
6th grade math 
jaiden,
Ahh thanks!!
It helped a lot 
6th grade math 
O.G,
i need a example of the distributive property using the number 6,8 and 10?

6th grade math 
da,
i have a homework