Question Consider the expression 40+24 . Find the greatest common factor of the two numbers and use the distributive property to rewrite the expression

Hi there! The greatest common factor of 40 and 24 is 8. 8 goes into 40 5 times: 8 goes into 24 3 times. We can rewrite this expression for distribution using the amount of times 8 goes into both numbers: 8(5 + 3) Using this, we get: 8(5) + 8(3) = 40 + 24. Log in to Reply

Hi there!

The greatest common factor of 40 and 24 is 8.

8 goes into 40 5 times:

8 goes into 24 3 times.

We can rewrite this expression for distribution using the amount of times 8 goes into both numbers:

8(5 + 3)Using this, we get:

8(5) + 8(3) = 40 + 24.