In this lesson, Professor Perez introduces the distributive property, which is a multiplication technique used to simplify expressions. The property involves distributing a number across an addition or subtraction in parentheses. The example problems and explanations show how to use the distributive property to solve different types of equations, including those with variables and larger numbers. The lesson also highlights the importance of working left to right and following order of operations.
Simplifying expressions using the distributive property.
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