# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate 7*497?

Sep 14, 2017

$3479$

#### Explanation:

$7 \times 497 \text{ can be expressed in the following form}$

$= 7 \left(500 - 3\right)$

$= 3500 - 21 \leftarrow \textcolor{red}{\text{ distributive property}}$

$= 3479$