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Distributive Property: If a, b, and c are real numbers, then a(b+c) = ab+ac. Examples: The distributive property tells us (without calculations) that 3(2 + 9) = (3)(2) + (3)(9). The Distributive Property assures us the two expressions are equal but if you are a doubter you may easily verify this statement by observing that