## Algebra Rule 1

#### Multiplication can be distributed across addition

**Description:**

If you're multiplying something with a sum of two or more other values, you can distribute the multiplication to each of the values, then sum the result.

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```a(b+c) = ab+ac```

If you're multiplying something with a sum of two or more other values, you can distribute the multiplication to each of the values, then sum the result.

```3(4+5) = 3*4 + 3*5 = 27```

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