Distributive property

4 videos
2 skills
Learn how to apply the distributive property to numerical expressions (without variables) and algebraic expressions (with variables). The distributive property is also sometimes called the distributive law.

The distributive law of multiplication over addition

VIDEO 4:56 minutes
Learn how to apply the distributive law of multiplication over addition and why it works. This is sometimes just called the distributive law or the distributive property.

The distributive law of multiplication over subtraction

VIDEO 2:11 minutes
Learn how to apply the distributive property of multiplication over subtraction and why it works. This is sometimes just called the distributive property or distributive law.

How to use the distributive property to factor out the greatest common factor

VIDEO 3:27 minutes
Learn how to apply the distributive property to factor numerical expressions (no variables).

Factoring numerical expressions using the distributive property

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice applying the distributive property to factor numerical expressions (no variables).

How to use the distributive property with variables

VIDEO 6:29 minutes
Learn how to apply the distributive property to algebraic expressions.

Distributive property with variables

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice applying the distributive property to algebraic expressions.