## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Distributive property: $\quad$ For any three real numbers A,x,y, $A(x+y)=Ax+Ay$ (please see step-by-step foe examples)
Distributive property: $\quad$ For any three real numbers A,x,y, $A(x+y)=Ax+Ay$ Example $3(2+5)$=... simplify first...$=3(7)=21$ $3\cdot 2+3\cdot 5=6+15=21$ so, $3(2+5)$=$3\cdot 2+3\cdot 5$