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# Distributive Property

The distributive property is the rule that relates addition and multiplication. Specifically, it states that $$a (b+c) = ab + ac$$.

For example: $$36 = 3 \times (12) = 3 \times (10+2) = 3\times 10 + 3\times 2 = 30 + 6 = 36$$.

The distributive rule can also be applied to polynomials:

$(a+b)(c+d) = (a+b)c + (a+b)d = ac+bc+ad+bd.$

Note by Arron Kau
2 years, 7 months ago