# Chapter R - Section R.4 - Properties of Real Numbers - R.4 Exercises: 59

75

#### Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). Therefore, $58\times\frac{3}{2}-8\times\frac{3}{2}=(58-8)\frac{3}{2}=(50)\frac{3}{2}=\frac{50\times3}{2}=\frac{150}{2}=75$.

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