# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate (3+8)15?

First, using the distributive property, multiply each term within the parenthesis by $\textcolor{red}{15}$:
$\left(3 + 8\right) \textcolor{red}{15} \to \left(3 \times \textcolor{red}{15}\right) + \left(8 \times \textcolor{red}{15}\right) \to 45 + 120 \to 165$