Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133281140
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Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-7 The Distributive Property - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 72

Answer

25+10y

Work Step by Step

To find the area of a rectangle, we multiply the length and the width, giving us 5(5+2y). 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 5 to everything inside the parentheses, giving us the expression 25+10y.
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