Monday

September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

Posted by **Smr** on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 11:41pm.

4(x+2)

3(x+7)

5(2x+7)

Help ? Thanks

- Math (: -
**Moo**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:31amThe Distributive Property is the property that

a(b+c)=a(b)+a(c).

You're basically distributing the "a" between the two parts in parentheses.

For example, 3(1+2).

You would usually evaluate the part in parentheses first, so it would become 3(3)=9.

You could also distribute, 3(1)+3(2)=3+6=9.

So for the first one, 4(x+2)=4(x)+4(2)=4x+8.

Try the other ones on your own. Make sure you understand why it works: it's a very important property!

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

math - Write an algebraic expression that requires each of the following ...

math - A.use the distributive property to write an expression that is equivalent...

math - if you simplify the expression 3x+4(x-2)-3x into the expression 3x+ 4x -8...

algebra - How do I use the distributive property to write (e+f)(-5) as an ...

Distributive property - How would I multiply these expression? 6(h-4) -3(x+8) -...

Math - Why is it essential to use distributive property in algebraic equations

Math 8R - HELP! - Simplifying Algebraic Expression Using the Distributive ...

Math - Use the distributive property to rewrite this expression, then simplify ...

Math-Distributive Property - Use the distributive property to simplify: 3(m-1)-(...

pre-algebra(algebra) - I'm not sure if I have the correct answer to this problem...