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What does the word "distribute" mean in algebra?

 

"Distribute" is another word for expand by multiplying (break the brackets)

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What is the distributive law of multiplcation of an algebraic expression?

a(b + c)

It is the general rule for expansion of bracketed terms in an algebraic expression

a(b + c) = ab + ac

 

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Expand (distribute) the following:

 

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Get rid of the bracket by multiplying what's outside by each thing that's inside

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Expand the following:

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Careful with that negative sign in front of the 3!

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Distribute

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Distribute the following:

 

 

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What is a BINOMIAL?

 

A BINOMIAL is an expression that contains two terms.

e.g. (2x -1)

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What is a TRINOMIAL?

 

A trinomial is an expression that contains THREE terms.

 

e.g.  x+ 2x + 1

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What is the FOIL method?

It's for expanding two sets of brackets that contain binomials, like

(x+1)(x+2)

F: first

O: outside

I: inside

L: last

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Answer: x2 + 3x + 2. How?

(Don't forget to combine like terms at the end)

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