Opposites and the Distributive Property

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you'll learn about opposites and the distributive property. You'll discover that the opposite of a number or variable, depending on what it is, can be positive or negative. You'll also learn how to distribute expressions or a negative sign inside parentheses. The lesson covers examples of how to simplify expressions, solve equations, and even how to determine if the sum of three consecutive integers can equal a given value.

Lesson Description:

Learn what it means to have the opposite of a number or a variable, and learn how to distribute expressions or a negative sign inside of parentheses.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you find the opposite of a number?
  • How do you find opposites of expressions?
  • How do you solve equations with like terms?
  • What are some real-life applications for equations and the distributive property?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video does a good job of explaining the role of a negative (opposite) sign. Good for understanding the distributive property and how the negative sign works with expressions.