Solving Equations Using Distributive Property


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Distribute the following:

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1. What is the name for a letter than represents an unknown value?

2. When distributing, you multiply the term on the outside of the parentheses by what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz will ask you to solve several equations by applying the distributive property. You'll also need to know what you call the unknown value in an equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Distribute an equation
  • Name the letter in an equation that represents an unknown value
  • Know what you multiply the term that's outside of the parentheses by
  • Recognize the steps that are needed to solve for x

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired skills to distribute an equation and solve for x
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the unknown value in an equation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on equation solving with the distributive property

Additional Learning

For more information on this property and how it can help you solve equations, review the lesson called Solving Equations Using Distributive Property. This lesson is designed to help you:

  • Review the rules of the distributive property
  • Define the term 'inverse operations'
  • Walk through several sample problems step-by-step