Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - Multiplying Polynomials - Vocabulary and Readiness Check - Page 378: 1


Answer: c) Distributive property

Work Step by Step

The Distributive property states, that if you multiply a group of numbers that are being added, (here 3x and 2), by another number,(here 5x), then it is the same as multiplying each of those grouped numbers with the another number and adding the product. Example: a(b+c) = a(b) + a(c). Here, a=5x, b=3x, c=2 Thus, By the distributive property, 5x(3x+2) = 5x(3x) + 5x(2)
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