1.4 Distributive Property

# 1.4 Distributive Property - 5 3 6 5 3 6 2 6 x x x-= =...

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Distributive Property To illustrate the distributive property look at the problem 3(2x-7). This problem says 3 times 2x-7 or 3 of (2x-7). Multiplying by 3 means add 2x-7 over and over. 2x-7+2x-7+2x-7 Simplify this by using the commutative property. 2x+2x+2x-7-7-7=3(2x)+3(-7)
Distributive Property To use the distributive property, multiply each term inside the parenthesis by the multiplier.

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Watch out for… exponent rules multiplication when negatives are involved combining like terms
Examples ( 29 5 3 8 15 40 - = - x x

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Examples ( 29 2 3 7 6 21 18 x x x x - = - ( 29 2 2 3 4 6 5 24 20 z z z z - - = - +
Examples ( 29 5 8 5 8 s s - - = - + ( 29 4 2 3 9 4 6 18 2 18 x x x x x - - = - + = - +

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Examples ( 29 2 3 2 3 3 2 5 3 7 5 21 15 w y w y w y w y - = - ( 29

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Unformatted text preview: 5 3 6 5 3 6 2 6 x x x--= - + = + Examples There can be more than two terms inside the parenthesis. ( 29 2 2 3 4 6 8 12 18 24 d d d d---= -+ + ( 29 2 2 5 7 5 9 35 25 45 x x x x-+ =-+ Examples ( 29 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 4 6 5 2 3 30 12 18 xy x y xy xy x y x y x y-+ =-+ ( 29 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 7 5 6 3 7 5 6 8 7 6 gh gh gh gh gh gh gh gh gh gh gh--+ =-+-=--Who wants to play with fractions? 2 2 2 16 12 16 12 4 3 4 4 4 x x x x x x-=-=-2 2 2 16 12 16 12 4 3 4 4 4 x x x x x x-=-= -+---Examples 3 5 4 3 5 4 2 3 3 3 3 15 25 75 15 25 75 5 1 5 15 15 15 15 3 w w w w w w w w w w w w-+ =-+ = -+...
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1.4 Distributive Property - 5 3 6 5 3 6 2 6 x x x-= =...

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