Simplifying Multiplication Using Distributive Property

The Distributive property is a * (b + c) = (a * b) + (a * c). What that means is that if you’re multiplying a number by an expression which is the sum of two terms or numbers, you can distribute the term (a) into the expression. Of course you can always evaluate (b + c) and then multiply it by a but sometimes distributing a into the expression will help you in algebra or even number calculation.  Continue reading “Simplifying Multiplication Using Distributive Property”