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

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    I meant 5 (50+3)

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    on the first, 5 is multiplied by (5+30). On the second, the 3 is NOT multiplied by 5.

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    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.

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    Ahh thanks!!
    It helped a lot

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    i need a example of the distributive property using the number 6,8 and 10?

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    i have a homework

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