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Distribution (a.k.a. "multiplying stuff out")

Also called the "distributive property", distribution refers to the situation when a number or variable is placed in front of parentheses, thus multiplied by whatever is in the parentheses. In this video we start with the basic ones, like 2(x+4), but we go up from there, simplifying expressions with multiple sets of parentheses and nested parentheses. I also show you how to avoid the most common error students typically make on these problems.