## Objective:

**To use the distributive property.**

## Vocabulary:

**Distribute**- to give something to each member of a group.**Term**- the parts of an expression that are separated by*+*and*−*signs. The terms of , are*3x*and*4*.**Coefficient**- the number part of a term. For*3x*the coefficient is*3*.**Like Terms**- terms in which the variable parts are the same. For**Combine Like Terms**- to add or subtract the coefficients of like terms.

## Notes:

### The Distributive Property

- The product of
*a*and*(b + c)*is given by*a(b + c) = ab + ac*or*(b + c)a = ab + ca*. - The product of
*a*and*(b − c)*is given by*a(b − c) = ab − ac*or*(b − c)a = ab − ac*.

- Hint: Carry out the multiplication in this order:
*signs**coefficients**variables*

- Hint: Carry out the multiplication in this order: