In this chapter on the Distributive Property, you will cover the four basic statements of the property before diving into four additional examples where you will evaluate, multiply, and simplify expressions using the distributive property. Particular in abstract algebra, distributivity is a property of binary operations that generalises the distributive law from elementary algebra.
versions of the distributive property. The basic version is:
a(b + c) = ab + ac. But a can be on either the left or the right
side of the parentheses. This property is used a lot in this
course, so you need to understand it well.
distributive property to simplify mental calculations involving
multiplication, such as: 18(999) = 18(1000 1) =
property applies to algebraic expressions as well as numbers. Use
it to simplify algebraic expressions.
A term is a
product of numbers and variables. Like terms have the same
variables to the same powers.
The Distributive Property
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.