Adding & Subtracting Expressions

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How do I use the distributive property to show that the following is a true statement?
8.5m + 1.3m = 9.8m

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    Distributive property:
    ac + bc = (a+b)c

    a=8.5
    b=1.3
    c=m
    Substitute.

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