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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 (b-c)= (ab)-(ac)
           3 (6-4) = (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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