How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate #(4+5)6#?

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Feb 12, 2017

Answer:

#(4 + 5)color(red)(6) = (4 xx color(red)(6)) + (5 xx color(red)(6))#

and this equals: #54#

Explanation:

To use the distributive property we multiply each term within the parenthesis by #color(red)(6)#:

#(4 + 5)color(red)(6) = (4 xx color(red)(6)) + (5 xx color(red)(6)) = 24 + 30 = 54#