Jisoo H.

asked • 08/07/17# 3(4+3r) distributive property

In some answers the correct answer is with number with the variable being first and sometimes the number without the variable being first. why is that

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Michael J. answered • 08/07/17

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Distributive property takes one term that is outside parenthesis and distributes it to other terms inside parenthesis. Then adds the products. When adding, the reverse order in distribution creates a commutative property. When you add numbers in either order, he results are the same.

For example:

3(4 + 3r) = 3(3r + 4)

12 + 9r = 9r + 12

Also, the order of terms in parenthesis does not change the sum. And since you are multiplying that unchangeable sum by the same value, the result will be the same.

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