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When applying distributive property to solve an equation, you multiply each term by term. For instance:

a(b + c) = ab + ac

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Q: How is distributive property used when solving an equation?
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Do you simplify while using the distributive property to write an expression?

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

When solving equations how do you justify your steps?

You should state the property used, such as distributive property of multiplication over addition or addition property of equality, etc.

How does the distributive property help solve an equality?

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).

How is 86 used in the distributive property?

A single number, without a binary operation, does not require the distributive property.

How could distributive property be used to multiply 43.2?

Whether or not the distributive property can or should be used depends on what you wish to multiply 43.2 by. For example, if you wish to multiply 43.2 by 10, the distributive property is irrelevant!

What property is used to multiply a term into a polynomial?

Distributive Property

How the distributive property is used?

disturbing others

What property was use to rewrite 9x2plus9x3?

The property used to rewrite 9x2 + 9x3 is the Distributive Property. Using the Distributive Property the expression can be rewritten as 9x2 + 9x2 + 9x2 or 27x2.

What is the distributive propety of 49 plus 9?

The distributive property is not used in evaluating 49 + 9.

What property is used in the first step in solving this equation for x?

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What property is used when finding the product of a monomial and a polynomial?


What is the distributive property of 7 x 86?

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