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Posted by on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 9:31pm.

why can you simplify 5(50+3) using the distributive property? why can't you simplify 5(50)+ 3 using the Distributive property?

  • math - , Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:05am

    With 5(50+3), both terms within the parenthesis are multiplied by 5.

    5(50+3) = 5*53 = 265

  • math - , Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 2:06am

    Another way to look at it is:

    5(50+3) = 5*50 + 5*3 = 250 + 15 = 265

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