Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.4 - Properties of Real Numbers - R.4 Exercises: 62

Answer

48

Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). Therefore, $\frac{8}{5}(17)+\frac{8}{5}(13)=\frac{8}{5}(17+13)=\frac{8}{5}(30)=\frac{8\times30}{5}=\frac{240}{5}=48$.
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