# How do you use the distributive property with fractions?

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Distributive property of multiplication relative to addition is universal for all numbers - integers, rational, real, complex - and states that

In particular, if we deal with fractions, when each member of the above formula can be represented in the form

where

If we know the distributive law for integer numbers and understand that a rational number

In this form the distributive law for fractions is a simple consequence of the distributive law for integers.