In a distributive property, we multiply a given number with the sum or difference of two or more terms. This results in obtaining an equal result that would be obtained if you multiply the terms separately.

For example, 5 (3 + 5) = 5 (8) = 40 = 48. Likewise, (5 * 3) + (5 * 5) = 40. We get the same result for both methods. The distributive property holds true or applies to the sum or difference of two or more terms.