Would you plz work number 18, so i can make sure im doin this right? Apply distributive property to produce
an equivalent expression.
#18. 5 + 8v + 6v + 6
I don't know if this is exactly what the teacher wants, because this explanation is a little more complicated than it really needs to be, but it is the only explanation that shows how the distributive property is involved...
5 + 8v + 6v + 6
Go ahead and add the 5 and 6 together.
11 + 8v + 6v
Now factor out a v from the last two terms.
11 + v(8 + 6)
11 + v(14)
11 + 14v