If we add and then multiply or we multiply and then add,

We get the same answer

This is called Distributivity

a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c

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Example
**

For 2, 3 & 4

Hence

**
2 × (3 + 4
**
**
) =
**
**
2 × 3 + 2 × 4
**

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**

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Last updated at June 15, 2018 by Teachoo

If we add and then multiply or we multiply and then add,

We get the same answer

This is called Distributivity

a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c

**
Example
**

For 2, 3 & 4

Hence

**
2 × (3 + 4
**
**
) =
**
**
2 × 3 + 2 × 4
**

**
**

Transcript

Distributivity of Multiplication over Addition If we add and then multiply or we multiply and then add, We get the same answer This is called Distributivity a × (b + c) = a × b + a × c Example For 2, 3 & 4 Hence 2 × (3 + 4) = 2 × 3 + 2 × 4

Chapter 2 Class 6 Whole Numbers

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