# How do you use the distributive property to find 15 x 104?

Oct 31, 2015

We can breakdown either number into a sum (or difference ) of numbers so that we can deal with smaller numbers

$15 \cdot 104$

$\implies 15 \cdot \left(100 + 4\right)$

$\implies 15 \cdot 100 + 15 \cdot 4$

$\implies 1500 + 60$

#=> 1560