# ISEE Lower Level Math : Distributive Property

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #81 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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?