distributive property

Algebra
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5a-2a

Use the distributive property to insert parentheses in the expression and simplify the result. 

Oct 3rd, 2015

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distributive property is

a(b+c) = a b + bc


so

5a-2a 

= a( 5-2)             ( because a(b+c) = a b + bc )

= a*3

=3a


answer is

3a


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