## Angela used multiplication to simplify the expression by distributing the 1 2 through the parentheses. Angel

Question

Angela used multiplication to simplify the expression by distributing the
1
2
through the parentheses.

Angela’s expression:
1
2
(6X + 2)

Simplified expression: 3x + 2

Which statement is true of Angela’s work?
She correctly distributed the mc001-1.jpg through the parentheses.
Division, rather than multiplication, is the operation to use when distributing.
Angela needed to multiply mc001-2.jpg by each of the terms inside the parentheses.
Her product when multiplying mc001-3.jpg is incorrect.

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1. When using the distributive property, you must multiply everything in parentheses by what’s outside.
1/2(6x+2)
We would multiply 1/2 *6x and 1/2*2
Therefore we should have 3x + 1.

Angela needed to multiply by each of the terms inside the parentheses.

Her product when multiplying is incorrect.

Step-by-step explanation:

For simplifying the expression , we need to multiply by each of the terms inside the parentheses.

So,

Upon multiplying by 6X we get 3X.

Upon multiplying by 2 we get 1.

Thus the final simplified expression must be 3x+1

So we can say,

Angela needed to multiply by each of the terms inside the parentheses.

Her product when multiplying is incorrect.