The distributive property of multiplication over addition states that for all real numbers , and , then . In this short post, we are going to see the visual representation or ‘visual proof’ of this property where it is represented as area. However, one limitation of this representation is it does not represent negative values for […]

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# Posts tagged with 'distributive property'

## The Product of Negative Number and a Positive Number is Negative

This is the third part of the Basic Algebra Theorems Proof Series. In this post, we use the Axioms of Real Numbers to show that the product of two a negative number and positive number is negative. That is, we show that the product of –a and b is –ab. Please refer to the the preceding […]

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