Pronunciation: /əˈplaɪ/ ?

To apply a rule is to use the rule to help solve a problem.[1]

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.


  1. apply. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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2010-01-04: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-10-10: Added vocabulary link to distributive property (McAdams, David.)
2007-09-17: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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