# SOLUTION: use the distributive property to write the expression as an equivalent expression. then evaluate it (-2-4)(-10) answers a:20+40;60 b:-2+40;38 c:(-6)(-10);-16 d:-12+14:2

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 Question 589327: use the distributive property to write the expression as an equivalent expression. then evaluate it (-2-4)(-10) answers a:20+40;60 b:-2+40;38 c:(-6)(-10);-16 d:-12+14:2Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let me define the distributive property. Distributive property is a(b + c) = ab + ac. What the above law means is to multiply every item inside a parentheses or bracket by the number or letter that is "standing" outside. However, in your question, there is no need to apply the distributive property. Inside the parentheses we have (-2-4) = (-6). We now multiply (-6) by (-10) to get 60. The answer is choice a. If you want to use the law, then we do it this way: (-2-4)(-10) = (-2)(-10) + (-4)(-10) = 20 + 40 = 60. Understand?