# How do you use the distributive property to simplify (y+2)10?

May 10, 2017

$10 y + 20$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the distributive property can be left/right sided}$

$\text{that is } a \left(b + c\right) = \left(b + c\right) a = a b + a c$

$\Rightarrow \left(y + 2\right) \textcolor{red}{10}$

$= \left(y \times \textcolor{red}{10}\right) + \left(2 \times \textcolor{red}{10}\right)$

$= 10 y + 20$