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5-70.
  1. Find each of the following products by drawing and labeling a generic rectangle or by using the Distributive Property. Homework Help ✎

    1. (x + 5)(x + 4)

    2. 2y(y + 3)

Create a generic rectangle.

Put the products on the outside of the rectangle.

Find the area of the smaller rectangles.

Write the areas as a sum.
x² + 5x + 4x + 20.

(x + 5)(x + 4) = x² +9x+20

Follow the steps in part (a).