Pronunciation: /trænsˈfɔrm/ Explain

To transform is to change from one form to another, usually by a rule. An example of a transformation is the distributive property of multiplication over addition and subtraction. The rule for the distributive property is a ( b + c ) = ab + ac.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, transform. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 180. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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