Introduction to the Distributive Property

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Lesson Summary:

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.

Lesson Description:

Simplifying expressions using the distributive property.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is the distributive property?
  • How do you use the distributive property to simplify expressions?
  • How do you simplify 2(x + 3) with the distributive property?
  • How do you multiply numbers mentally using the distributive property?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is about using the distributive property to simplify expressions. A good introduction to using the distributive property for the beginning Algebra or pre-Algebra student. Many different example problems are shown in the video.