Caddell Prep Access Menu

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

  • Join today & get access to 1,000's of practice problems

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).

Distributive Property

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.

  • Join today & get access to 1,000's of practice problems