What is distributive law?
Distributive law, also called distributive property, is a law relating to the operations of multiplication and addition, which states:
a x (b + C) = a x b + a x c
Distributive law shows that adding several numbers and then multiplying the sum by a number is the same as first multiplying each separately by the number and then adding the products.
5 x (2 + 3) = 5 x 5 = 25
Is the same as
5 x 2 + 5 x 3 = 10 + 15 = 25
Distributive property worksheets
In our grade 4 math section we have a set of worksheets where students can practice using the distributive law.