How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate #36* 3 1/4#?

1 Answer
May 9, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First rewrite this expression as:

#36(3 + 1/4)#

Now, multiply the term outside the parenthesis by the terms within the parenthesis:

#color(red)(36)(3 + 1/4) => (color(red)(36) * 3) + (color(red)(36) * 1/4) =>#

#108 + 36/4 => 108 + (4 xx 9)/4 => 108 + (color(red)(cancel(color(black)(4))) xx 9)/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(4))) =>#

#108 + 9 =>#

#117#