The Distributive Property

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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

The Big Four – Opportunity for Unification

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Before discussing the unification opportunities provided by The Big Four, I will restate the four properties. I will state them in two fashions, algebraic and English. The algebraic form is required if we want to discuss these properties in an accurate and meaningful way. Distributive Property (algebraic): If a, b, and c are real numbers,