# Distributive Property

In this video, we will be learning about the distributive property.

Distributive Property
$a(b+c)=ab+ac$
$3(x+5)=3x+15$

## Video-Lesson Transcript

In this video, we will be learning about the Distributive Property.

We have $a \big(b + c\big) = ab + ac$

So $a$ can be distributed in the Parenthesis $(b + c)$.

An example is $2 (3 + 4) = 2(3) + 2(4)$

So let’s simplify $2 (7) = 6 + 8$

So we have $14 = 14$

This is the Distributive Property.

So why do we have to learn about it?

Because it is very useful especially in Algebra.

Let’s say we have $3 (x + 5)$

We can’t add $x + 5$ since we don’t know what $x$ is.

We should distribute $3$ to get $3x + 15$.

Now, that is Distributive Property.