Here is an example of how to use the distributive property.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First understand that the distributive property in another way to do multiplication
2. The distributive property is key in algebra especially when you see expressions with parentheses like 3( x + 5)
3. Perform the distributive property by multiplying the number or variable on the outside of the parentheses to each of the terms on the inside of the parentheses

 

 

 

 

 

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations