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    macey xoxox Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 28, 2015, 05:35 AM
    does 3(x + 2)= 3x + 5
    hi does anyone know if this is true or false? 3(x + 2)= 3x + 5
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,302, Reputation: 7692

    Feb 28, 2015, 05:38 AM
    Yes, many of us know

    Which action, according to math rules happens first, the addition within the ( ) or the multiplication ?
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    ebaines Posts: 12,132, Reputation: 1307

    Mar 3, 2015, 07:58 AM
    The Distributive Property is an algebra property which is used to multiply a single term and two or more terms inside a set of parentheses. Take a look at the problem below.

    'The distributive property is at work here - the '3' term is multiplying both of the items inside the parentheses. In general form:

    a(b+c) = ab+ac

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