Distributive Property

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true about the Distributive Property:

- The Distributive Property is applied when multiplying a sum or difference of two numbers by a factor.
- The Distributive Property can also be applied with dividing a sum or difference of two numbers by a common divisor.

Example

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Examples: Use a calculator to determine if each equation is true.

4(5 + 2) = 4

9(6 - 3) = 9

(11 - 5)

Non-example

These are examples of the associative property.

5 + (2 + 3) = (5 + 2) + 3

(6 **∙** 4) **∙** 2 = 6 **∙** (4 **∙** 2)

TEKS: 1(5)(G), 2(4)(B), 3(4)(A), 3(4)(G), 3(4)(K), 4(3)(E), 4(4)(B), 4(4)(D), 5(3)(E), 5(3)(H), 6(7)(D)