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

Mar 21, 2017

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#### Explanation:

The distributive property of multiplication says we can multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis.

For this problem, we can "distribute" $\textcolor{red}{3}$ across each term within the parenthesis:

$\textcolor{red}{3} \left(m + n\right)$ becomes:

$\left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times m\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times n\right)$

$3 m + 3 n$