# How do you simplify 2(19) using the distributive property?

Jul 2, 2016

$2 \left(19\right) = 38$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(19\right) = 2 \times 19$

= $2 \times \left(20 - 1\right)$ now using distributive property

= $2 \times 20 - 2 \times 1$

= $40 - 2$

= $38$