how do you multiply and then use distributive property?
it depends on the question given, for example you can do distributive property will multiplying. Example 1: there is two ways on doing distributive property. I can do 4(8+3) add 8+3 since it is inside the parenthesis which equals = 11 then multiply the outside on what you added. 4x11= 44 example 2: I can also do it another way. 4(8+3) distribute the 4 by multiplying the 4 with both numbers. 4x8 and 4x3 which equals 32, and 12. add 32+12=44 so either way you will get the same answer. hope I helped.