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The Distributive Law in Subtraction (Numbers <20)

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

'The Distributive Law in Subtraction (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 subtraction.

 

Example

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

 

5×3 - 5×2 =
A
-
B
=
C

 

5×(3 - 2) =
D

 

Answer

A = 15
B = 10
C = 5
D = 5

This means that    5 x 3 - 5 x 2   is the same as   5 x (3 - 2) = 5 x 1 = 5

This is the DISTRIBUTIVE LAW.

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