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### Course: Algebra basics>Unit 2

Lesson 5: Distributive property

# Distributive property with variables

To apply the distributive property to an algebraic expression, you multiply each term inside the parentheses by the number or variable outside the parentheses. For example, to simplify 2(x + 3), you would multiply 2 by both x and 3, resulting in 2x + 6.

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• At , how does 1/2 (2a) just equal to a? Shouldn't it be 1?
• Basically, when you multiply 1/2 with 2a, you get 2/2a. 2/2a equals to 1a, which is equal to a
• This is still super difficult.
• true that, Still confuzzled
• Bruh moment, pls help, confuzled tots
• Yesssss! i like the rhymes but what do you need help on is what confuses me
• What is happening i'm so confused!
• yea, But like everything, you will get good.
• i dont get this question
6(5x -3)=
• it's basicly 6 times 5x minus 3. i think. ignore my spelling
• can someone please tell me where i have to go to understand how to solve 11(6+3h)
• ok so
11(6+3h)
you have to distribute because its distribute property
11 times 6 = 66
11 times 3h = 33h
so the answer is 66+33h (because you cant add unlike variables)hoped that helped
• bruh this is so confusing for my small brain someone help plz

everyone here is here from like a year ago so idk if ill be able to get help-
• it is 34
(1 vote)
• h+=6/5/=+4+=92