# ISEE Lower Level Math : How to find the distributive property

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #81 : How To Find The Distributive Property

Find an equivalent expression to:       Explanation:

In order to find an equivalent expression to consider the Distributive property: , where  , however this does not appear as an answer choice. ### Example Question #82 : How To Find The Distributive Property

Multiply:       Explanation:

To multiply these terms use the Distributive property by applying the FOIL method. The FOIL method requires that we multiply each term and then combine like terms: Note: FOIL stands for First, Outside, Inside, Last, where

First Outside Inside Last  Final solution equals: ### Example Question #83 : How To Find The Distributive Property

Evaluate:       Explanation:

To evaluate these terms apply the Distributive property: Thus, the solution is:  Remember: we can not combine or add unlike variables or terms. For example, ### Example Question #84 : How To Find The Distributive Property

Expand the expression.       Explanation:

Use FOIL (first, outer, inner, last) to expand.

First: Outside: Inside: Last: Sum the four terms into one expression. Simplify by combining like terms. ### Example Question #81 : Numbers And Operations

Jack purchased tomato seeds and wants to make bags to sell at the local farmers’ market. How many different ways can Jack make seed bags with an equal number of seeds in each bag?      Explanation:

We will solve this problem by finding factor pairs. Factor pairs are composed of two numbers that are multiplied together to equal a product. List all the factor pairs of Jack’s seeds. Do not forget to list their reciprocals. Jack can make different seed bag combinations with an equal number of seeds in each bag.

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