## creeperhug1441 3 years ago can someone please tell me how to use properties [in math] please just describe it [no numbers]

1. niduj1234

what kind of properties

2. creeperhug1441

like simplifying equations

3. niduj1234

ok give me an equation and ill try to simplify it

4. creeperhug1441

but i need like [how to put this] just words not lsomething like "6 (4+2) =" or whatever

5. creeperhug1441

so i can describe it in detail

6. niduj1234

ok lets first talk about the distributive property

7. niduj1234

in an equation when it has 4(5x+3) you hav to multiply the two numbers including the x

8. niduj1234

sooo........ 4*5x=(20x and 4*3=12 so the answer is 20x+12

9. creeperhug1441

but how to describe that in detail [of like words xD no numbers}

10. niduj1234

oh ok ill try

11. niduj1234

what kind of property u want me to explain

12. creeperhug1441

Just how to use any property

13. niduj1234

ok ill explain the commutative property of addition bc its one of the easiest

14. creeperhug1441

ok

15. niduj1234

the commutative property of addition is very simple <----- dont write tht down tho :) ok First of all think of any two numbers ok ..................... now add them together once you got your answer add them again but this time switch the numbers this basically is the commutative property which is any number added to another number equals the same number and order doesnt count that was hard with no numbers lol

16. niduj1234

so 5+6 equals 11 and 6+5 =11 (lol soory had to include numbers so u would understand)

17. creeperhug1441

lol its k