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

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Mar 21, 2017

Answer:

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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" #color(red)(3)# across each term within the parenthesis:

#color(red)(3)(m + n)# becomes:

#(color(red)(3) xx m) + (color(red)(3) xx n)#

#3m + 3n#