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The distributive property breaks down the equation to make it more simple to do. It is often used for mental math. An example is (12x56). (10x50=500)+(2x6=12) then, (500+12=512).

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None whatsoever. You might find the distributive property useful when trying to calculate 39*74. Of course, if you are familiar with the 39 times table or the 74 times table, the distributive property is a complete waste of time! But somehow I doubt that level of arithmetic competence.

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Why? - Mainly to help in solving equations.

What does the distributive property means for multiplication addition and subtraction?

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How can associative property of multiplication can help solve math problems mentally?

You can do the easy bits first. Thus, to calculate 7*5*2, instead of doing 35*2 = 70, you can calculate 7*10 = 70. By itself, the associative property is not as useful as it is in combination with the commutative and distributive properties.

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If you're talkin about the distributive property, here's an example of how to use it: 5(x + 4) You do 5*x= 5x and 5*4= 20 and you get 5x + 20 Get it? Hope could help :)

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