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The Distributive
Property is
is an algebra property which helps to
multiply
a single term and two or
more terms inside parenthesis.
The
Distributive Property
makes solving some math problems easier.
This is the Distributive
Property in 'action':
a
(b+c)=
(ab)+(ac)
5
(4 + 3)
= (5x4)
+ (5x3)
5 x
7 = 20 +
15
35 = 35
and
a
(bc)=
(ab)(ac)
3
(64)
= (3x6)
 (3x4)
3 x
2 = 18  12
6 = 6 
It does not matter
which way you figure out a problem
like the ones above,
but using the Distributive Property,
is distributing the number that
is outside the parentheses
to the numbers inside the parentheses.
REMEMBER:
The Distributive
Property says:
you can multiply the number outside the parenthesis
by the other numbers on the inside of the parenthesis
and then add or subtract accordingly.
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