# How do you use the distributive property to find 5 x 89?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 14, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"express 89 as "89=(90-1)#

#rArr5(90-1)#

#=450-5#

#=445#

Mar 14, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite the number **89** as:

We then rewrite the expression in the problem as:

Using the distributive property we can rewrite and evaluate the expression as: