# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate #5*89#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 18, 2016

#### Answer:

Write 89 as an addition or subtraction using a multiple of 10.

#### Explanation:

This is SUCH a nifty technique and one you can use in mental calculations to make things quicker and easier -and probably more accurate too.

No-one knows the 89 times table! Rewrite 89 in a different form.

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