Solving algebraic equations is made easier by understanding some basic rules and properties. A few examples of properties that we will learn to use in the seventh grade are: the distributive, associative and commutative properties. These properties get learned and relearned throughout our time in school, each time adding new layers to or understanding. Today we will focus on **the distributive property.** We will go into depth on what it is and how to use it, and we will briefly get to know the associative and commutative properties as well.