Today we talked about the Distributive Property. Do you need a little more explanation?

Well, Here's a quick review! The Distributive Property is a property of numbers that ties the operation of addition (or subtraction) and multiplication together.

It says that for ANY numbers a, b and c, . For those used to multiplications without the multiplication sign, . The same property applies when there is subtraction instead of addition: a*(b-c) = a*b - a*c.

How it is used: The distributive property is used when something in parentheses ( ) is multiplied by something, or, in reverse, when you need to take some common multiplier OUT of the parentheses. Example: Taking x INTO parentheses: Taking a OUT of parentheses: .

You've read it, now how about some Khan Academy help!?!

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