How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate 16(4 1/4)?

Sep 18, 2016

$68$

Explanation:

Remember that a fraction is actually the sum of two numbers - a whole number and a fraction.

$16 \left(4 \frac{1}{4}\right)$ can be written as $16 \left(4 + \frac{1}{4}\right)$

Using the distributive law gives 2 multiplications

$16 \times 4 + 16 \times \frac{1}{4}$

=$64 + 4$

=$68$