# How do you use the distributive property to find 8(3 1/8)?

Nov 6, 2015

They specifically requested the use of distributive property. See the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Distributive is the key!

$A \left(B + C\right) = A B + B C$

Write $3 \frac{1}{8}$ as $3 + \frac{1}{8}$

Then we have $8 \left(3 + \frac{1}{8}\right)$

Using distributive property this gives:

$\left(8 \times 3\right) + \left(8 \times \frac{1}{8}\right)$

$24 + 1 = 25$