# How do you use the distributive property to multiply 5*97?

May 21, 2016

See method in explanation to give answer of 485

#### Explanation:

Write 97 as 90+7

Then:$\text{ } 5 \times 97 \to 5 \left(90 + 7\right)$

$5 \left(90 + 7\right) = \left(5 \times 90\right) + \left(5 \times 7\right)$

$450 + 35 = 485$