The distributive property of multiplication over addition states that multiplying the sum of two or more addends by a number gives the same result as multiplying each addend individually by the number and then adding or the products together.
5. Which sentence from the text most strongly supports the inference that Katniss' cynical view of the Capitol?
“Taking the kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch — this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.”
The text above shows how Katniss sees the capitol and what is her interpretation of this place and the power and cruelty that emanates over the districts. This vision was essential for Katniss to get involved with the rebel group that promotes a revolution against the capitol, preventing this negative and violent relationship from continuing.