## College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.2 - Real Numbers - P.2 Exercises - Page 15: 4

#### Answer

$ab+ac$, distributive property

#### Work Step by Step

$a(b+c)=a \cdot (b+c) = a \cdot b + a \cdot c = ab+ac$ To prove this, divide both sides by $a$ to receive $b+c$ on both sides.

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