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Algebra I – Name NOTES: The Distributive Property Date Let’s Review … Use the Distributive Property to simplify the following expressions. 1. 4(g + 5) = 3. 10(3h – 6) = 3. -8(2y + 3) = 4. -5(-2a – 8) = Example: Leela is convinced that picture to illustrate your reasoning. a b a b Practice: Draw a picture to represent the expression Do you think she is right? Use a Example: The following picture represents the expression (a + b) x (c + d) x (e + f +g). The product of these expressions will contain 12 terms. Can you determine what those terms will be? (a + b) x (c + d) x (e + f +g) = Practice: Consider the expression: ________ + + + + ________ + + + + ________ + + + . a. Draw a picture to represent the expression. b. Write an equivalent expression by applying the Distributive Property.