12.4 Solving two-step linear equations using distributive property: a(x+b)=c\;a\left( {x + b} \right) = c

Solving two-step linear equations using distributive property: a(x+b)=c\;a\left( {x + b} \right) = c

Distributive property is an algebra property that we use all the time! When you see equations in the form of a(x+b), you can transform them into ax+ab by multiplying the terms inside a set of parentheses. In this section, we will make use of this property to help us solve linear equations.

Lessons

  • 1.
    Solve the equation using model.
  • 2.
    Solve.
  • 3.
    John has a round table with a circumference of 314.16 cm, but it is too big for his new home. So, he cut off a 10 cm wide border around the edge.
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Solving two-step linear equations using distributive property: a(x+b)=c\;a\left( {x + b} \right) = c

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