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Distributive Property. To distribute means t o deliver or pass out. Just like the teacher distributed the apples to the children , . we will distribute the factor to the terms inside the parenthesis. (5x – 8y + 3). -1 . (5x) (-8y) (+ 3). -1. -1. + 8y. - 3. -5x.

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Distributive property

Distributive Property

To distribute means

to deliver or pass out


Just like the teacher distributed the apples to the children
Just like the teacher distributed the apples to the children,

we will distribute the factor to the terms inside the parenthesis.

(5x – 8y + 3)

-1

(5x) (-8y) (+ 3)

-1

-1

+ 8y

- 3

-5x

Ta da!


Sometimes the factor will not have a number
Sometimes, the factor will not have a number.

Instead, there will just be a negative sign. Like this.

(-8a + 6b - 2)

-

Don’t be afraid! A plain negative sign (-) is the same as -1.

Do the same thing.

(-8a) (+6b) (-2)

-

-

- 6b

+ 2

8a

Ta da!


Now let s try distributive property with negative integers
Now, let’s try distributive property with negative integers.

-4

(-2x - 4y + 5)

(-2x) (-4y) (+ 5)

-4

-4

+ 16y

- 20

8x

Ta da!


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