OpenStudy (anonymous):

Help? Which property is used in Step 1 of simplifying the expression 5(z-x)+z+0? Expression: 5(z – x) + z + 0 Step 1: 5z – 5x + z + 0 Step 2: 5z + z – 5x + 0 Step 3: 5z + 1z – 5x + 0 Step 4: 6z – 5x + 0 Step 5: 6z – 5x A Zero Property of Multiplication B Identity Property of Addition C Distributive Property D Associative Property of Multiplication (Thanks)

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

What do you think?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Whatever I wanna think <.< >.>

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

they merely expanded, so multiplied out the terms

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@WhiteFlower, we are not here to simply provide answers. We are here to help you learn. Sarcasm isn't polite in any way. Also, it wasn't good sarcasm.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

in that they multiplied everything inside the brackets by 5

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

My question was not rhetorical at all. I wanted to know what your thoughts are on the problem.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

give the kid a break

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but limitless does have a point, you should have seen that.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Posideon, I wasn't really trying to sound mean. I apologize if so. If anything, I was just amused that the remark wasn't well placed.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

fair enough

5 years ago