In this video, we will be learning about the distributive property. After you finish this lesson, view all of our Pre-Algebra and Algebra lessons and practice problems.

**Distributive Property**

## Examples of Distributive Property

### Example 1

First, we have to distribute inside the parenthesis

Now, we have

Then, we multiply

Lastly, we add the numbers

The answer is

### Example 2

First, we have to distribute to each of the terms inside the parenthesis

Now, we have

Then, we multiply

The answer is

## Video-Lesson Transcript

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

We have

So can be distributed in the Parenthesis .

An example is

So let’s simplify

So we have

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

We can’t add since we don’t know what is.

We should distribute to get .

Now, that is Distributive Property.