Using the distributive property calculator


What is the Distributive Property Calculator?

Distributive property calculator uses the distributive property to solve expressions of the form a (b + c). Cuemath's distributive property calculator helps you to easily find the solution of the expression a(b+c) withh in a few seconds.

Note: Enter numbers upto 3 digits.

How to Use the Distributive Property Calculator?

Follow the steps given below to use the distributive property calculator.

Step 1: Enter the inputs for the expression of the form a (b + c).
Step 2: Click on the "Calculate" button to show the value of the result, of the expression.
Step 3: Click on "Reset" button to enter a new expression of the form a (b + c).                  

What is the Distributive Property?

Distributive property states that for any expression of the form a (b + c), which means a × (b + c), operand 'a' can be distributed among operands 'b' and 'c' as (a × b) + (a × c).

a × (b + c) = (a × b) + (a × c)

Let us look at some solved examples to understand the distributive property.

Solved Example 1:

Solve 3(4 + 5) using the distributive property.

Solution:

According to the distributive property,

a × (b + c) = (a × b) + (a × c)

Writing the giving expression in the above form we get,

3 × (4 + 5)  = (3 × 4) + (3 × 5)

                  = (3 × 4) + (3 × 5)

                  = 12 + 15

                  = 27

Therefore, 3(4 +5) = 27. 

Now, use the distributive property calculator to find the values of the following expressions.

  • 8(12+3)
  • 7(5+3)
  • 4(2+9)

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