1.4 Distributive Property - Distributive Property 2-7-2 Distributive Property To illustrate the distributive property look at the problem 3(2x-7 This

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Distributive Property 2-7-2
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.
Watch out for… exponent rules multiplication when negatives are involved combining like terms
Examples ( 29 5 3 8 15 40 - = - x x
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 - - = - + = - +
Examples ( 29 2 3 2 3 3 2 5 3 7 5 21 15 w y w y w y w y - = -

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