Definition Of Distributive Property Of Multiplication

What Is Distributive Property Of Multiplication?

This property 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

Property Example

Practical Example

Abstract Example

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.