# How do you use the distributive property to find 12(1 1/4)?

Dec 8, 2015

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#### Explanation:

write as $12 \times \frac{11}{4}$

By the distributive law you may write this as:

$\frac{12}{4} \times 11$

but $\frac{12}{4} = 3$ giving:

$3 \times 11 = 33$