## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

$[c(2+3b)]5\longrightarrow$ Use the distributive property. $[c(2)+c(3b)]5\longrightarrow$ Use the commutative property. $(2c+3bc)5\longrightarrow$ Use the distributive property. $10c+15bc$ Since known properties can be used to translate the first expression to the second the expressions are equivalent.