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Post by bo young lee on January 8, 2013

i dont know how to label(made) the expression use the distributive property

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The Distributive Property

  • Understand all 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.

  • Use the distributive property to simplify mental calculations involving multiplication, such as: 18(999) = 18(1000 – 1) = …

  • The distributive 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.

  • Intro 0:00
  • The Distributive Property 0:20
    • Extension to Several Numbers
  • Lecture Example 1 2:50
  • Lecture Example 2 5:15
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4