# How do you use the distributive property to multiply the expression 23 (13m-5)?

Jan 5, 2017

You multiply the term outside the parenthesis ($\textcolor{red}{23}$) by each term within the parenthesis ($\textcolor{b l u e}{13 m - 5}$). See full process below:
$\textcolor{red}{23} \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{13 m - 5}\right) \to$
$\left(\textcolor{red}{23} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{13 m}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{23} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{5}\right) \to$
$299 m - 115$