How do you use the distributive property to multiply #24(2.5)#?

2 Answers
Feb 14, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

This expression can be rewritten as:

#24(2 + 0.5)#

We can now use the distributive property to multiply each term within the parenthesis by #color(red)(24)#

#color(red)(24)(2 + 0.5)# becomes:

#(color(red)(24) xx 2) + (color(red)(24) xx 0.5)#

#48 + 12#

#60#

Feb 14, 2017

Answer:

#60#

Explanation:

In the distributive law, a factor is multiplied into (or distributed across) a bracket.

#a(b+c) = ab +ac#

In #24(2.5)# change #2.5# into #2+0.5#

#=24(2+0.5)#

#=48+12#

#=60#