**Distributive Property**. Do you need a little more explanation?

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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: .

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