## Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

(5x + 1) 3 = 15x + 3 When we use the Distributive Property, we distribute the 3 to all variables in the parenthesis 3$\times$5x + 3$\times$1 Multiply the terms and simplify 15x + 3 We then know that the Distributive Property is being used.