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anonymous
 one year ago
Describe the distributive property? How is it different from other properties? Can you give an example?
anonymous
 one year ago
Describe the distributive property? How is it different from other properties? Can you give an example?

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VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is this like a multiple choice or a writing answer?

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok ummm well there are 9 properties but you are probably taking algebra 1 which is focusing on the distributive, communitive, and associative.

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you know what each of the main 3 properties do?

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The associative property is like simplifying pretty much for example instead of saying 2(3x) they want you to say 6x. Because 2*3x=6x

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The communicative property is pretty much just moving the numbers around and NOT simplifying it. for example if your question is 4*3*x you know your answer would be 12x, but thats not what they want when you use the communicative property. They want you to move around the numbers in the original equation. So your answer could be 4*3*x or 4*x*3 or 3*x*4 or x*3*4 or x*4*3

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The distributive property is probably one of the easiest in my opinion. the distributive property is pretty much multiplication distributed into the parentheses'. For example if you have 2(3y+5x) the first thing your going to do is multiply 2*3y to get 6y. Next your going to multiply 2*5x and get 10x which makes your answer 6y+10x. So mainly you are multiplying into parentheses with the distributive property.

VJT
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I hope that all helps you, I put separate definitions with examples so you could see the difference and write up and explanation for your question. If your still confused or need more help let me know.
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