# How do you use the distributive property to simplify (20 + 9)5?

Apr 16, 2018

$145$

#### Explanation:

$\left(20 + 9\right) 5$

The distributive property is shown here:

Following this picture, let's simplify this expression:
$20 \cdot 5 + 9 \cdot 5$

$100 + 45$

$145$

Hope this helps!