#### Answer

The statement is false.
A corrected statement that is always true is:
$2\cdot a + 5 = a \cdot 2+5$

#### Work Step by Step

The statement is false.
Simplifying both sides gives us the statement:
$2a+5=5a+2$
This is a conditional statement which is true only when $a=1$.
A corrected statement that is true for all values of $a$ would be:
$2\cdot a + 5 = a \cdot 2+5$