How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate #(9-4)19#?

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Aug 25, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Using the distributive property we can multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

#(9 - 4)color(red)(19) => (9 xx color(red)(19)) - (4 xx color(red)(19))#

To evaluate, perform both multiplication operations and then subtract the results:

#(9 xx color(red)(19)) - (4 xx color(red)(19)) => 171 - 76 => 95#