Explain why or why not. In what situations would distribution become
important?
Explain why or why not. In what situations would distribution become
important?
No. You only would need to use the distribution method when there are 2 or more terms that are inside of parenthesis.
EXAMPLE: 2(2X+4)
I would use distribution in order to multiply the 2 by 2x and by 4
EXAMPLE: 2(x+3+y)
Same situation here. I would use distribution to multiply 2 by each term.
EXAMPLE: 2(x)
Here is an example where distribution is not really needed. All you do is multiply 2 by x.
Make sense?