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Unformatted text preview: 17 Distributive Property Simplify use PEMDAS a) 3(4 + 7) = b) 1( 9 + 6) = The Distributive Property a (b + c) = a b + a c a (b  c) = a b  a c a) 5(4 + 2) = b) (x + 2)(6) = Use the Distributive Property for Mental Math a) 34(102) = Don't use a calculator: b) 24(98) = Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Expressions Term A number, variable, or both that are held together with addition or subtraction. Constant  A term that has no variable Coefficient Like terms The numerical factor in a term Have the same variable factors 6 x  5 xy + 3 y  12
2 Would the following be considered like terms? 3x and 2x
 5x 2 and 11x 2 8x and 9y
 7 x 2 y 3 and 15 x 2 y 3 x 2 y and xy 2
Combining Like Terms Use the Distributive Property to simplify algebraic expressions a) 3x 2 + 5 x 2 b)  4t + 2t c)  18 y  3 y Homework# ___: Page 50 (1, 3, 1323odd) (3141 odd & 43, 44) ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course ALGEBRA 098 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Grand Valley State.
 Spring '09
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 Algebra, The Distributive Property

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