Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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distributes f over Plus appearing in any of the .

distributes over g.

performs the distribution only if the head of expr is f.


  • Distribute effectively implements the distributive law for operators f and g.
  • Distribute explicitly constructs the complete result of a distribution; Expand, on the other hand, builds up results iteratively, simplifying at each stage.
  • Distribute[expr,g,f,gp,fp] gives gp and fp in place of g and f respectively in the result of the distribution. »
Introduced in 1988