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3-96.

Rewrite each product below using the Distributive Property. Then simplify to find the answer.

1. $18(26)$

Complete the generic rectangle below to find the product.

 Generic rectangle top edge left$\color{blue}{10}$ top edge right$\color{blue}{8}$ left edge top$\color{blue}{20}$ interior top left interior top right left edge bottom$\color{blue}{6}$ interior bottom left interior bottom right

2. $6(3405)$

Write this as $6(3000 + 400 + 5)$.

Distribute the $6$ throughout the sum: $18000 + 2400 + 30 = 20430$

$20,430$

3. $21(35)$

This can be written as $(20 + 1)(30 + 5)$. Try using a generic rectangle, like the one in part (a), to find the product.