Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples


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Simplify the following problem using mental math and the distributive property:


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1. Simplify 3x(4x - 7)

2. The length of a rectangle is 3 more than twice its width. The total area of the rectangle is 54 square units. What is the width and length of the rectangle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help assess your understanding of the distributive property as well as simplifying expressions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Definition of the distributive property
  • Simplifying expressions
  • Properties of the distributive property
  • Mental math

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the related math lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding mental math
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the distributive property

Additional Learning

To learn more about the distributive property, review the engaging lesson Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the distributive property
  • Use the distributive property
  • Understand mental math
  • Simplify expressions