# SOLUTION: what is distributive properties and how do you do it? and also how do you factor expression?

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 Question 58998: what is distributive properties and how do you do it? and also how do you factor expression?Answer by funmath(2925)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The distributive property says: a(b+c)=ab+bc the a gets multiplied by everything in the parenthesese For instance: 2(4+3)=2(4)+2(3)=8+6=14 : Proof that it's true: 2(4+3)=2(7)=14 : Ex: 3(x+4)=3x+3(4)=3x+12 : There are too many ways to factor. You'll have to give me an example of what you're working on. I don't want to discourage you with something you're not up to yet. : Since you asked about the distributive property, I will tell you that factoring out the GCF (greatest common factor) is the opposite of factoring: 3x+12=3(x)+3(4)=3(x+4) : Happy Calculating!!!