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# If a = 10, b = 20 and c = 5, then what is the value of (ab + ba + ca) (a + b + c)

Hint:

## The correct answer is: 15,750

### The given expression is:                                        (ab+ba+ca) (a+b+c)                        ... (1)n this question, the variables are assigned some value. We have to substitute the values in the above expression to find the final value.There are three different variables in the above expression. They are a, b, and c. The values of a = 10, b = 20, and c = 5. We have to be careful about the operations between the different variables. Let's first consider the first bracket: (ab+ba+ca). There are three terms in this expression. Each of the terms ab, ba, and ca implies multiplication between two variables. After substituting the respective values, we get the following equation:                                      (ab+ba+ca) = [(10)(20)+(20)(10)+(5)(10)]                                      (ab+ba+ca) =(200+200+50)                                      (ab+ba+ca) =(450)                          ...(2)Now let's take the second bracket: (a+b+c). There are single variables in this expression. We just have to substitute the given values and perform addition. After substituting the values, the expression becomes:                                    (a+b+c) = (10+20+5)                                   (a+b+c) = (35)                                      ...(3)Now, substituting (2) and (3) in the expression (1)We get,(ab+ba+ca) (a+b+c) = (450)(35)                   (ab+ba+ca) (a+b+c) = (15750)Therefore, option (a), which is '15750' is the right answer.+b+c)

We have to be careful about the variables and operation between them.