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Distributive Property for Expressions

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Free printable and online worksheets to help Grade 6 students learn how to write equivalent expressions using the distributive property. How to change from factored form to expanded form of an expression using the greatest common factor (GCF) method?

### How to distribute expressions?

The distributive property is a concept that allows you to multiply a single term by each term inside a set of parentheses.

It can be expressed as:

a(b+c)=ab+ac

Here are some examples to illustrate how to apply the distributive property:

Example 1:

2(x+7)

Multiply 2 by each term inside the parentheses:

2×x+2×7 = 2x+14

So,

2(x+7)=2x+14

Example 2: Negative Numbers

−3(2x−4)

Multiply −3 by each term inside the parentheses:

Perform the multiplication (remembering that a negative times a negative is positive):

−3×2x+(−3)×(−4) = −6x+12

So,

−3(2x−4)=−6x+12

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to use the distributive property in an expression.

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