Theory

# Distribute

When a number is multiplied by an expression inside parentheses, that number is multiplied, or distributed, to every term inside the parentheses. ${\color{#FF0000}{5}}(x+3-y)={\color{#FF0000}{5}}\cdot x + {\color{#FF0000}{5}}\cdot 3- {\color{#FF0000}{5}}\cdot y.$ This is also known as the Distributive Property.