## College Algebra (10th Edition)

The Distributive Property states that for any real numbers $a, b,$ and $c$, $ac+bc=(a+b)c$ To show that the given statement is true using the Distributive Property above with $a=2, c=x, \text{ and } b=3$, factor out $x$ to obtain: $2x+3x= (2+3)x = 5x$