# How do you multiply #5(7-4) #?

##### 2 Answers

May 28, 2016

#### Answer:

Follow PEDMAS to get to

#### Explanation:

Let's start with the original:

The order of operations (often referred to as PEDMAS) asks us to do Parentheses first. So we'll do the math inside:

and now we multiply:

Sep 2, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

You have a choice of methods.

You can work out the bracket and then multiply, or use the distributive law, multiply first and then subtract.

Both methods will give the same answer.

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