# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 30

distributive property

#### Work Step by Step

The distributive property states that for any real numbers $a, b$, and $c$, $a+(b+c)=a\cdot b+a \cdot c$ Thus, the given statement, $11(7+4)=11(7)+11(4)$, illustrates the distributive property.

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