## Enter a, b, and c below:

Given a = 3, b = 4, and c = 5:

Prove the Distributive Property

##### Distributive Property Definition:

a(b + c) = a(b) + a(c)

We read this three ways:

- The sum of a and b times c
- a times b plus c
- The product of a times b plus c

##### Plug in a = 3, b = 4, c = 5:

3(4 + 5) = 3(4) + 3(5)

We read this two ways:

- 4 and 5 times 3
- 3 times 4 plus 5

##### Simplifying, we get:

3(9) = 12 + 15

27 = 27

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a(b + c) = a(b) + a(c)

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### What 6 concepts are covered in the Distributive Property Calculator?

- distribute
- distributive property
- number
- an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations and for showing order in a series or for identification. A quantity or amount.
- product
- The answer when two or more values are multiplied together
- property
- an attribute, quality, or characteristic of something
- sum
- the total amount resulting from the addition of two or more numbers, amounts, or items

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