Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

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

Answer

33x+22

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 parenthesis to whatever is inside of the parenthesis. Thus, we distribute the 11 to everything inside the parenthesis, giving us the expression 33x+22.
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