# 1.4 Distributive - Objective The student will be able to:...

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ObjectiveThe student will be able to:use the distributive property tosimplify expressions.SOL: A.3Designed by Skip Tyler, Varina High School and Nicole Kessinger, Deep Run High School
The Distributive PropertyThe process of distributing the numberon the outside of the parentheses toeach term on the inside.a(b + c) = ab + acand(b + c) a = ba + caa(b -c) = ab - acand(b -c) a = ba - caExample #15(x + 7)5 • x + 5 • 75x + 35
Example #23(m - 4)3 • m - 3 • 43m - 12Example #3-2(y + 3)-2 • y + (-2) • 3-2y + (-6)-2y - 6
Which statement demonstrates thedistributive propertyincorrectly?
Atermis a1)number,2)variable, or3)a product / quotient of numbersand variables.Example5m2x2
Thecoefficientisthe numerical part of the term.Examples1)4a42)y213)5x2757
Like Termsare terms with the samevariable AND exponent.

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