## Algebra

The Distributive Law

Algebra

*Check For Understanding*

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*Index laws*

- Multiplying indices
- Dividing indices
- Power of a power
- The zero power
- Expanding quotients
- What are negative indices
- Simplifying with negative indices
- Rational indices

*Surds*

*Expanding brackets*

Expanding is the process of removing brackets using the distributive law. The term in front of the bracket must multiply with each term within the bracket. For example:

a(b+c) = ab + ac

a(b-c) = ab - ac

a(b+c) = ab + ac

a(b-c) = ab - ac