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anonymous
 one year ago
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May someone please explain distributive properties to me?
anonymous
 one year ago
Will give MEDALS! May someone please explain distributive properties to me?

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mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The general rules are: \(a(b + c) = ab + ac\) Distributive property of multiplication over addition \(a(b  c) = ab  ac\) Distributive property of multiplication over subtraction

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Here are some examples with numbers and variables to show you how it works. \(5(3 + 4) = 5 \times 3 + 5 \times 4 = 15 + 20 = 35\) \(2(5  3) = 2 \times 5  2 \times 3 = 10  6 = 4\) \(4(x + 5) = 4x + 4 \times 5 = 4x + 20\) \(2x(4x  y) = (2x)(4x)  (2x)(y) = 8x^2  2xy\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How exactly do I do it? Do you think you could break it down for me?

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you have a specific problem or a question with an example?

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The idea is multiply the number outside the parentheses by the two numbers inside the parentheses. dw:1441820999765:dw
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