Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-7 The Distributive Property - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 51: 71



Work Step by Step

To find the area of a rectangle, we multiply the length and the width, giving us 11(3x+2). The distributive property allows us to distribute anything multiplied by something inside of the parentheses to whatever is inside of the parentheses. Thus, we distribute the 11 to everything inside the parentheses, giving us the expression 33x+22.
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