# How do you use the distributive property to find 15(21/3)?

Jul 9, 2018

$15 \left(\frac{21}{3}\right) = 105$

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

$15 \left(\frac{21}{3}\right)$

Any whole number has a denominator of $1$.

$\frac{15}{1} \times \frac{21}{3}$

Simplify.

$\frac{15 \times 21}{1 \times 3}$

Simplify.

$\frac{315}{3}$

Reduce.

$105$

Jul 9, 2018

$105$

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite $15$ as $\frac{15}{1}$, which gives us

$\left(\frac{15}{1}\right) \cdot \left(\frac{21}{3}\right)$

Next, let's multiply straight across to get

$\frac{315}{3}$, which simplifies to $105$.

Hope this helps!