To apply a rule is to use the rule to help solve a problem.
Example: Start with the expression 3(2 + 1). Now apply the distributive property of multiplication over addition and subtraction. The result is 3·2 + 3·1.
All Math Words Encyclopedia is a service of
Life is a Story Problem LLC.
Copyright © 2018 Life is a Story Problem LLC. All rights reserved.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License