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Distributive PropertyPage 1The Distributive property of Algebraic expressionsJanet MencyMAT 221Instructor: Amy GlidewellJanuary 25, 2014
Distributive PropertyPage 2Completing algebra problems can be difficult if you don’t understand the properties of real numbers. There are several properties in algebra dealing with both integers and real numbers; one that will be the focus of this report will be the distributive property. We use this property when we are combining addition and multiplication in an algebraic expression. Let’s say that you are presented with the expression 6x(2 + y) = 9x + 5xy,now with this problem the order of operation would have you to add the terms in parenthesis first, by using the distributiveproperty it allows to simplify the problem by multiplying all the numbers in parenthesis with the multiplier. That’s why it is so important to understand the properties because completing algebraproblems can be difficult if you don’t understand the properties of real numbers. When solving problems in algebra it is really important to know the properties of real numbers.
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