anonymous
  • anonymous
Describe the distributive property? How is it different from other properties? Can you give an example?
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anonymous
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@texaschic101
anonymous
  • anonymous
What is the distributive property? List other types of properties
anonymous
  • anonymous
@texaschic101

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YoungStudier
  • YoungStudier
Let's see, Symmetric property: If 0.5 = 1/2, then 1/2 = 0.5 Transitive Property: If x = 1/4, and 1/4 = z, then x = z. Commutative Property: of Addition: a + b = b + a, of Multiplication: ab = ba Associative Property: of Addition: (A + b) + c = a + (b + c), of Multiplication: (ab)c = a(bc)
YoungStudier
  • YoungStudier
Distributive Property: of Addition: a (b+c) = ab + ac Of Subtraction: a (b-c) = ab - ac
YoungStudier
  • YoungStudier
I'm not sure exactly how to explain how they're different.
texaschic101
  • texaschic101
All the distributive property does is multiply what is outside the parenthesis, with everything inside the parenthesis. Ex. 2(3x + 5) = 2 * 3x + 2 * 5 = 6x + 10
anonymous
  • anonymous
can you describe what the distributive property is @texaschic101
texaschic101
  • texaschic101
You are basically multiplying the number outside the parenthesis, with everything inside the parenthesis. This gets rid of the parenthesis. a(b + c) = a*b + a*c a(b - c) = a*b + a*-c
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok and the example?
texaschic101
  • texaschic101
3(x + 4) = 3 * x + 3 * 4 = 3x + 12
anonymous
  • anonymous
when i tell my teacher the example .. do i just tell him that?
texaschic101
  • texaschic101
if all you have to do is give an example...then yes. But if you have to explain....then just say : Take the number outside of the parenthesis and multiply it by everything inside the parenthesis...and this will get rid of the parenthesis.
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok thanks :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
how is it different from other properties? @texaschic101
anonymous
  • anonymous
Genny, first tell me in your own words what the distributive property is
anonymous
  • anonymous
its when you take the numbers outside and multiply them with everything inside:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok, now pick a second property and tell me in your own words what it is and what it does
anonymous
  • anonymous
the commutative property. . For addition, the rule is "a + b = b + a"; in numbers, this means 2 + 3 = 3 + 2. For multiplication, the rule is "ab = ba"; in numbers, this means 2×3 = 3×2.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hum . . . I'm not sure that sound like it is in your own words. What is happening with the commutative property? Look at the first piece a+b and b+a. What happened why are they different but the same?
anonymous
  • anonymous
its just basically the opposite of each other
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes, the commutative property means they can be in any order and still result in the same conclusion. How is this different from the distributive one?
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk :(
anonymous
  • anonymous
The answer is kinda tricky, but simple. The answer lies in their description. You first describe one and then say, where as the (next one) does (such and such . . .). Let's look at a better comparative example. Tell me if we can use the commutative property with subtraction.
anonymous
  • anonymous
is 7-2 the same as 2-7?

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