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# Distributive Property Worksheet

## 6 problems   The distributive property of multiplication states that, when we multiply a given number with the sum of two or more numbers ( addends), the result obtained will be equal to the result obtained if you multiply the numbers separately.

For example, 6 (3 + 5) = 6 (8) = 6 8 = 48. Likewise, (6 * 3) + (6 * 5) = 48. We get the same result for both methods. The distributive property holds true or applies to the sum or difference of two or more numbers.

Expressions, Equations, And Inequalities
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## Teaching Problems Based on Distributive Property Easily

Things to keep in mind while solving a problem involving distributive property:

• Firstly, multiply or distribute the outer term with the inner terms.
• Second, combine the like terms.
• Thirdly, arrange the terms in a way that the constants and variables are placed on the opposite sides of the equal sign.
• Finally, Solve the equation and, if needed, simplify.

Here is an example of how to solve a problem based on the distributive property. Let’s consider the given example to learn how to solve a distributive property problem.

A (B + C) = AB + AC is the distributive formula.

Solve for ‘x’: 4 (x + 3) = 16

Using the distributive property,

Step 1: Distribute (Multiply 4 with the values in brackets).

16 (x + 3) = 4

4x + 12 = 16.

Step 2: Subtract 12 from both sides now.The equation will look like this:

4x + 12 = 16.

4x + 12-12= 16-12.

4x = 4.

Step 3: Simplify the Equation

4x = 4

x = 4/4.

x = 1.

## Why Should You Use a Worksheet on Distributive Property for Your Students?

Solving problems based on a distributive property with the help of worksheets will help your students understand and grasp the concept.

• Solving these questions will help to solve different multiplication problems with ease.
• These worksheets help students apply the distributive property of multiplication operations wherever they add.

You can download and print these super fun distributive property worksheet pdf form here for your students. You can also try our Distributive Property (Expanding) and Distributive property (expanding) as well for a better understanding of the concepts.

You can also check out our Constant Of Proportionality (Verbal Descriptions) Worksheet which will help students understand complex concepts and score well on their exams.

## Teaching Problems Based on Distributive Property Easily

Things to keep in mind while solving a problem involving distributive property:

• Firstly, multiply or distribute the outer term with the inner terms.
• Second, combine the like terms.
• Thirdly, arrange the terms in a way that the constants and variables are placed on the opposite sides of the equal sign.
• Finally, Solve the equation and, if needed, simplify.

Here is an example of how to solve a problem based on the distributive property. Let’s consider the given example to learn how to solve a distributive property problem.

A (B + C) = AB + AC is the distributive formula.

Solve for ‘x’: 4 (x + 3) = 16

Using the distributive property,

Step 1: Distribute (Multiply 4 with the values in brackets).

16 (x + 3) = 4

4x + 12 = 16.

Step 2: Subtract 12 from both sides now.The equation will look like this:

4x + 12 = 16.

4x + 12-12= 16-12.

4x = 4.

Step 3: Simplify the Equation

4x = 4

x = 4/4.

x = 1.

## Why Should You Use a Worksheet on Distributive Property for Your Students...

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