# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 12(4+7)?

Mar 10, 2018

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#### Explanation:

$12 \left(4 + 7\right)$

Distributive property: color(red)(a(b+c)=axxb+axxc

$= 12 \times 4 + 12 \times 7$

$= 48 + 84$

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~Hope this helps! :)