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# rewrite the expression (p-4)5 using the distributive property

rewrite the expression (p-4)5 using the distributive property

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Ebenezer O. | Aerospace Engr & Air Traffic Control Grad For General Ed. TutoringAerospace Engr & Air Traffic Control Gra...
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(P-4)5

in this case you're simple going to expand the equation

which gives

(p*5) -(4*5)

which gives

5P - 20
Alex F. | Expert in English, History, 8th grade teacher of Math and ScienceExpert in English, History, 8th grade te...
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Right, you multiply by each factor:

(p-4)5 = (5p) - (5*4) = 5p - 25
Mariana P. | Patient, Strong in Algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geometry, ACT mathPatient, Strong in Algebra, calculus, tr...
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The distributive property says that you need to expand or multiply each factor . In this case since you have a product between 2 expression  (p-5) and 5 , you multiply 5 by each term within the paranthesis. So you have 5*p  - 5*5 = 5p -25