Math Pre- Algebra

Linda reserved two hotel rooms for $75 each room plus a tax of $7.50. Illustrate the Distributive Property by writing two ways to compute the total. What is the total.

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  1. 2 (75+7.50)

    or

    (75+7.50) (2)

    The total should be 165 dollars.

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  2. method 1 , straightforward way:
    daily rate = 75 + 7.50 = 82.50
    charge for two days = 2(82.50) = 165

    method 2, using distributive property:
    charge for 2 days
    = 2(75 + 7.50)
    = 150 + 15
    = 165

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