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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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(P-4)5
 
in this case you're simple going to expand the equation 
 
which gives
 
(p*5) -(4*5)
 
which gives 
 
5P - 20
Right, you multiply by each factor:
 
(p-4)5 = (5p) - (5*4) = 5p - 25
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

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I agree with your statement but it is (p-4)5. Which means 5*p-4*5. Which equals 5p-20