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Name: Date: Algebra 1 Notes The Distributive Property & Simplifying Expressions Essential Question: What is the distributive property, and why, when, and how do we use it? How does it work? ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) The ( ) Distributive ( ) Property How do we use it? Take whatever is outside being multiplied by the parenthesis, and multiply it by each term (everything) inside the parenthesis Why do we use it? To get rid of parenthesis When do we use it? Examples: When we can’t do (combine) what’s inside the parenthesis first 1. ( ) 2. ( ) 3. ( ) You can also distribute to more than 2 terms: 4. Practice: ( ) 5. ( ) Simplify each expression. 1. ( 3. ( ) 2. ) 4. ( ) ( ) What about these two? ( 5. Practice with more two sets of parenthesis: ) ( 6. ) Simplify each expression. 7. ( ) ( ( 9. ) ( 10. ) ) 8. ( ( ( ) ( ) ) 11. Give an expression in simplified form for the perimeter of: ( Lingering Questions ) Summary )