__Distributive Property__

Terms that have the same variable parts are called

**The terms 2x, 4x, 5x are like terms.**__like terms.__**are 6x, 3x(squared), 4y. Only like terms can be combined.**__Unlike terms__To

__an expression with brackets means to remove the brackets by multiplying. This is done using the__**expand**__distributive property.__Distributive Property has 3 ways to do it.

For example for 3(y + 6)

__Way #1__3(y + 6) = 3y + 4 x 6

= 3y + 18

__Way #2____Way #3__

x + 6

x + 6__x + 6__3x + 18

So Distrubtive Property is basicaly expanding the expression.

The best way to use distrubtive property will probably be Way #3 and #1 if Way #2 helps you understand better then use it.

## 1 comment:

i like how you showes the algebra tiles and especially to that explaining 3x is equal to three x's

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