Quandaries and Queries


Name: jennifer
Who is asking: Parent
Level of the question: Secondary

Question: I am trying to help my daughter . How do you name the property for 6(4w - 3z)=(6 x 4w)-(6 x 3z)




This property is called the distributive property. It says that multiplication distributes over addition. In general the property is that for any numbers a, b and c

a (b + c) = a b + a c

The operation you have between the b and c is subtraction but you can think of b - c as b + (-c).