The distributive property

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The distributive property is an idea that shows up over and over again in mathematics. It is the idea that 5 x (3 + 4) = (5 x 3) + (5 x 4). If that last statement made complete sense, no need to watch this tutorial. If it didn't or you don't know why it's true, then this tutorial might be a good way to pass the time :)

Distributive property explained

VIDEO 4:56 minutes
This is a thorough explanation of the distributive law (or property) of multiplication over addition. Let's see how it works!

Distributive property practice

VIDEO 2:11 minutes
Rewiting expressions is a great way to show that you understand the distributive property.

Distributive property algebraic expressions

VIDEO 5:39 minutes
Here we have some algebraic expressions to which we need to apply the distributive property. Now we're beginning to see how useful this property can be!

Distributive property exercise examples

VIDEO 3:03 minutes
You'll be a pro applying the distributive property once you've solved these exercise examples with us.

Distributive property

Practice applying the distributive property on numerical expressions (no variables).