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Distributive Property Of Multiplication

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What Is Distributive Property Of Multiplication?


The property Distributive Property Of Multiplication is a subset of Properties Of Multiplication. To learn about other properties of multiplication see Properties Of Multiplication.


  • The sum of two numbers times a third number is equal to the sum of each addend times the third number. Example:
        4 x (6 + 3) = (4 x 6) + (4 x 3)
        4 x 9 = 24 + 12
        36 = 36



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4 x (6 + 3) = 4 x 6 + 4 x 3
         36 = 36
a x (b + c) = a x b + a x c


If you want to learn about the Math Properties of Subtraction, Addition, or Division see Math Properties.