ISEE Lower Level Math : Distributive Property

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Example Question #81 : Distributive Property

Find an equivalent expression to: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to find an equivalent expression to  consider the Distributive property: , where 

, however this does not appear as an answer choice.

Thus, the correct answer is: 

Example Question #82 : Distributive Property

Multiply: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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 : Distributive Property

Evaluate: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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 : Distributive Property

Expand the expression.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

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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