Pronunciation: /əˈplaɪ/ Explain
To apply a rule is to use the rule to help solve a
Example: Start with the expression 3(2 + 1). Now
distributive property of multiplication over addition and subtraction.
The result is 3·2 + 3·1.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, apply. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 18. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- apply. www.merriam-webster.com. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 6/12/2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apply. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Apply. 4/11/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/apply.html.
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