## Expanding and Factorising

The Distributive Law

Expanding and Factorising

*Pre-Test**Algebra skills {revision}**Algebra skills**Expansion**Factorisation*- Factorising by the Highest Common Factor (HCF)
- Factorising by sum and product {Part 1}
- Factorising by sum and product {Part 2}

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