# How do you use the distributive property to multiply 999*6?

Feb 15, 2017

See the explanation

#### Explanation:

Split the 999 into 900+90+9 so we have: $6 \left(900 + 90 + 9\right)$
This is the same as:

$6 \times 900 = 5400$
$6 \times \textcolor{w h i t e}{9} 90 = \textcolor{w h i t e}{5} 540$
$6 \times \textcolor{w h i t e}{90} 9 = \underline{\textcolor{w h i t e}{55} 54} \leftarrow \text{ Add}$
$\text{ } 5994$