# 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 :)

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.

ARTICLE

### Distributive property 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.

### 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.

### Factor with the distributive property

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