When applying distributive property to solve an equation, you multiply each term by term. For instance: a(b + c) = ab + ac
A single number, without a binary operation, does not require the distributive property.
The distributive property is not used for simplified multiplication. See http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/distribution for information about how to use the distributive property to simplify other equations. 20 x 12 is already simplified, so the proper way to solve it is 12 x20 ----- 240 You could potentially factor and use the commutative property to find a simpler equation, ex. 20x12 -- break 20 into 10 and 2 10x2x12 -- multiply 2 by 12 10x24 -- multiply by 10 240
The distributive property is not used in evaluating 49 + 9.
the distributive property is only used when simplifying expressions or solving an equation: to write an expression just translate the question into symbols and letters - you don't need to use the distributive property or any other property for that
7 x 86 does not HAVE a distributive property. The distributive property of multiplication can be used to calulate 7 x 86 as 7 x 86 = 7 x 80 + 7 x 6
The answer to your question is a yes. The Distributive property is a property, which is used to multiply a term and two or more terms inside the parentheses.