### Scribe for Feb.22 2006 - racquel

*THE DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY*In math class today, we learned about the Distributive Property on which the terms, 4x, 5x, 6x ( like terms ), etc. can be combined. Terms like 8x, 2y and 3x2 (<--supposed to be read three multiplied by a number to the exponent 2, but I don't know how to make the 2 smaller) are called

**unlike terms.**Only

*like terms*can be combined,

**not**

*unlike terms.*Here is an example:

When terms are read, for example, 5(x+6), we must expand the expression and remove them from the brackets by using multiplication. Doing this is done by using

**distributive property.**

When read, 5(x+6), it isn't solved as you can see. When these problems are unsolved, they are called

*terms.*

Each term inside the bracket (x and 6) is to be multiplied by the circled number outside the bracket (5). When these problems aren't solved, they are called *terms. *

Now, we have a quiz this Friday on this. It's time you got to know this solution. =] I'm sure you all do. This class is very bright and very smart. I hope what I have typed out has been done correctly. Good luck everyone! =]

## 2 Comments:

Great Post. But Here's A Tip. When putting images try to emphasize the work in the image. Not the blank area. It looks better on the blog. ;)

Great Job Racquel

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