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The Distributive Law in Addition (numbers <20)

In this worksheet, students use the distributive law in addition.

'The Distributive Law in Addition (numbers <20)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Relationships Between Operations

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, we use the distributive law for addition.

 

Example

Work out the values of A, B, C and D.

 

5 ×3 + 5×4 =
A
+
B
=
C

 

5 × (3 + 4) =
D

 

Answer

A = 15
B = 20
C = 35
D = 35

This means that    5 x 3 + 5 x 4   is the same as   5 x (3 + 4)

This is the DISTRIBUTIVE LAW.

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