### Home > CC1MN > Chapter 3 > Lesson 3.1.5 > Problem 3-77

Use the Distributive Property to rewrite each product below. Simplify your answer.

Write the above product as

and make a generic rectangle like the one at right. **Generic rectangle: Top edge labeled: 20 on left, and + 8 on right. Left edge labeled: 60 on top, and + 3 on bottom. Interior sections are blank.**Find the product for each part of the rectangle. Added to the Generic rectangle: Interior sections labeled as follows: top left: 20 times 60 = 1200; top right: 8 times 60 = 480. bottom left: 20 times 3 = 60. bottom right: 8 times 3 = 24.

Sum the products:

Write this product as

and create a generic rectangle similar to the one for part (a). You can use a generic rectangle like the one below to solve this problem.

Generic Rectangle

Top Edge Left is

Top Edge Middle is

Top Edge Right is

Left Edge Top is

Interior top left is blank

Interior top middle is blank

Interior top right Is blank

Left Edge Bottom is

Interior bottom left is blank

Interior bottom middle is blank

Interior bottom right is blank