# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 15(s-3)?

Mar 5, 2018

$15 s - 45$

#### Explanation:

$\text{multiply each term in the parenthesis by 15}$

$\Rightarrow \textcolor{red}{15} \left(s - 3\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{15} \times s\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{15} \times - 3\right)$

$= 15 s + \left(- 45\right) = 15 s - 45$