Atsie
  • Atsie
Can someone tell me a step by step explanation on what distributive properties are and also give an example?
Pre-Algebra
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skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Do you have any ideas? :-)
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
The distributive properties state that a multiplier can be distributed over terms. The call it distribut"IVE" because the multiplication CAN be done producing a simplified result. Consider the expression: a • ( b + c ) The multiplier "a" can be distributed over the ( b + c ) producing the simplified result: a • b + a •c
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Here is an example: a • ( b + c ) = a • b + a • c 3 • ( 4 + 2 ) = 3 • 4 + 3 • 2 3 • ( 6 ) = 18 also 12 + 6 = 18 18 = 18 so the property is correct

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Atsie
  • Atsie
Finally a response! Thank you! Now whats funny is I am learning this in Algebra class but I'm given a rather different more simple example of a (b + c) = ab + ac and (b+c) a = ba + ca and a (b - c) = ab - ac and (b - c) a = ba - ca. This is about the only example I am given in the book, and there aren't any other examples with more specifics. So I am thrown into the deep end with a test question stating this: "Rewrite the expression using the distributive property. 5 ∙ 97" What are proper steps to solve this?
anonymous
  • anonymous
im here
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Atsie im here :)
Atsie
  • Atsie
ooh, didn't see ya. I'm sure you've read it over right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah im still
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is your question?
Atsie
  • Atsie
Well, firstly have you learned about Distributive Properties yet? I don't want to burden you if you don't know it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
i have just its kinda rusty in there, but if i read a question im sure ill remember
Atsie
  • Atsie
Well here is the first page of my chapter, maybe you'll get a better idea. :)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
im slowly getting it
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry im taking long
Atsie
  • Atsie
Its ok. if you need the second page let me know.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah i thinnk i do
Atsie
  • Atsie
Here you go
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anonymous
  • anonymous
oh i get it!
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok whats the question?
Atsie
  • Atsie
Rewrite the expression using the distributive property. 5 ∙ 97
Atsie
  • Atsie
I don't know if its just me, but everything in the book seems soo simple to the point of ridculous and then I get this for a question and it seems so complicated
anonymous
  • anonymous
first do 5 x 97
Atsie
  • Atsie
thats 485
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok now the thing it 5(485)
anonymous
  • anonymous
is*
Atsie
  • Atsie
Right, so what is the equation getting to that?
Atsie
  • Atsie
I mean, I'm given these options to choose from....
Atsie
  • Atsie
A. (5 + 90)7 B. 5(100 - 3) C. (10 - 5)7 D. 5(100 - 17)
anonymous
  • anonymous
is one of the answres 2425?
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh! it is A sorry for direct answere
anonymous
  • anonymous
answer
Atsie
  • Atsie
Ok thats good to know, but how is it that though? I mean I believe you, but I'm wondering how it makes sense 5 + 90 is 95. Do I do 95 x 7?
Atsie
  • Atsie
Wait no, that don't even make sense. IF I do that it comes out to 665
anonymous
  • anonymous
dang now im confused again...
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah
Atsie
  • Atsie
(5 + 90)7 The parentheses mean it leads to a different equation I think. Ugh, I'm lost. You see, this is why the book doesn't seem to be much help to me. I mean its all simple and great in there, but when it comes to actually testing a student on it it just don't make sense!
anonymous
  • anonymous
look at 2nd page it helped me a bit
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohhh it B
anonymous
  • anonymous
becase 5(100 - 3) 100 - 3 is 97 and well its hard to explain
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Atsie
Atsie
  • Atsie
I see you I'm trying to re-read the second page and make sense outa those examples. 100-3 does equal 97, that sounds more realistic but I'm unsure of what the 5 in that option has to do with it. Or is that just there to give an idea
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry.. if you don't trust me its ok, But i really think it is B and it is hard to explain but if you dont believe me.. then.. Ok sorry im not too help full
Atsie
  • Atsie
I believe you, I'm just confused. I sometimes over analyze stuff. I'll go ahead and pick it.
Atsie
  • Atsie
Ugh, I got nine more of these questions left. Oh joy
anonymous
  • anonymous
next one i get it now and its easy
anonymous
  • anonymous
Atsie do you do k12?
Atsie
  • Atsie
Rewrite the expression using the distributive property. 8 ∙ 203 I'm supposed to be in 10th grade but I got held behind. I've never ever been good at math, I'm usually a failure at it heh
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok lemme quikly do it can you put the answeres?
Atsie
  • Atsie
A. 8(20 + 3) B. (8 + 20)3 C. 8(200 + 3) D. (800 + 2)3 Its C isn't it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
its C sorry again for direct
Atsie
  • Atsie
Yass, you know what I think you just gave me an idea of what I'm supposed to be doing on this.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh, Lol
Atsie
  • Atsie
Ok, I'm stuck again I think
anonymous
  • anonymous
show me the question
Atsie
  • Atsie
Simplify the expression.(4 - 3m) 8 A. 32 - 24m B. 4 - 24m C. 24m - 32 D. 24m - 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
im lost..
Atsie
  • Atsie
Is it A
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh yeah it is!
Atsie
  • Atsie
Cuz 32 - 24 is 8
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah
anonymous
  • anonymous
next question?
Atsie
  • Atsie
It gets more complicated as I go along Simplify the expression 4b - 1 + 5b A. 8b B. -1b + 1 C. -1b - 1 D. 9b - 1
anonymous
  • anonymous
im lost
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry but i have to go..
anonymous
  • anonymous
not trying to avoid but i gtg
anonymous
  • anonymous
Bye thanks!
Atsie
  • Atsie
Its ok, I had to go to. Thanks for all your help! I really really appreciate it. I've been stuck for months on end
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
The numerical examples you are struggling with illustrate how you can use the distributive property to simplify mental arithmetic. They are trying to show that if you want to multiply two numbers together the distributive property allows you to write one of the numbers as a sum or difference and then distibute the other number over the two terms.
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
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Atsie
  • Atsie
@skullpatrol You did a nice job of breaking it down, thank you very much! :)
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Thanks for asking :D

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