# How do you factor and evaluate #\frac { 3} { 8} \times 33+ \frac { 3} { 8} \times 47#?

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Nov 21, 2016

The value of this expression is

#### Explanation:

To evaluate this expression you can use the distributive property:

Nov 21, 2016

#### Explanation:

Look for a

#color(blue)"common factor"# in the 2 terms being summed.

#3/8" is common to both terms."# Therefore we can take it out as a factor.

#rArr3/8(33+47)larr"in factored form"# Now evaluate the contents of the bracket and multiply the result by

#3/8#

#rArr3/8xx80" is to be calculated"# 8 and 80 can both be divided by 8, so we can

#color(blue)"cancel"# them

#3/cancel(8)^1xxcancel(80)^(10)/1=3xx10=30#