Distributive Property
 

You can remember this property by thinking of a term that is being multiplied by terms that are in the parenthesis.
We need to "distribute" the multiplication over all the terms inside.
(That means we need to simplify the problem by multiplying the terms.)

 

A longer name for it is, "the distributive property of multiplication over addition"

Multiplication may be distributed over addition.

Example:

10 (50 + 3) = (10 50) + (10 3)


Example:

3 (12 + 99) = (3 12) + (3 99)

 

Example:     

2 (5 + 7) = (2 5) + (2 7)

 

                         10 + 14

                             24