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

Use the distributive property to rewrote each algebraic expression

4(x+2)

3(x+7)

5(2x+7)

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**Moo**, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:31am
The 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!

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