# How do you use the distributive property to simplify #(2+x)5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 31, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"the multiplier 5 is normally on the left of the parenthesis"#

#"but here is on the right. However, the result is the same."#

#"note that "5xx7=7xx5larrcolor(blue)"commutative law"#

#rArr(2+x)5=5(2+x)#

#rArr(2+x)color(red)(5)#

#=(2xxcolor(red)(5))+(x xxcolor(red)(5))#

#=10+5x#