## Seventh grade math - Distributive property

Distributive property of multiplication over addition means “multiplication distributes over addition”. 5(2x + 3) = 5 * 2x + 5 * 3 = 10x + 15 is an example of distributive property. Many examples of distributive property are given in the resources of this page and use them to become expert in the subject.

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• #### What is the distributive property of multiplication?

• The Distributive Property of Multiplication is the property that states that multiplying a sum by a number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number and then adding the products. The Distributive Property says that if a, b, and c are real numbers, then: a x (b + c) = (a x b) + (a x c)

• #### What does the word distributive property mean in math?

• The Distributive Property is easy to remember, if you recall that “multiplication distributes over addition”. Formally, they write this property as “a(b + c) = ab + ac”. In numbers, this means, that 2(3 + 4) = 2×3 + 2×4.

• #### What is the distributive property of addition and multiplication?

• The distributive property of multiplication over addition can be used when you multiply a number by a sum. For example, suppose you want to multiply 3 by the sum of 10 + 2. According to this property, you can add the numbers and then multiply by 3. 3(10 + 2) = 3(12) = 36.

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