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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To distribute means
to deliver or pass out
we will distribute the factor to the terms inside the parenthesis.
(5x – 8y + 3)
(5x) (-8y) (+ 3)
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)
(-2x - 4y + 5)
(-2x) (-4y) (+ 5)