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# Sherrys family is going to a beach resort. Sherry bought 7 beach towels that cost $13 each to take to the resort. To find the total cost, she added products of 7x10 and 7x3, for a total of $91. What property did Sherry use?

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Answer:7 Γ 13 = 7 Γ (10 + 3) = 7 Γ 10 + 7 Γ 3 {By distributive property}Step-by-step explanation:Sherry bought 7 beach towels that cost $13 each to take to the beach resort.
So, the total cost can be obtained by multiplying 7 with 13 which equals to $91.
But she obtained the total cost differently. She added products of 7 Γ 10 and 7 Γ 3 and got the same answer $91.
Basically she had used the distributive property of multiplication that made the result equal.
Because, 7 Γ 13 = 7 Γ (10 + 3) = 7 Γ 10 + 7 Γ 3 {By distributive property}. (Answer)