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1.7 The Distributive Property Objective: - To use the distributive property to solve real world problems. - Simplify expressions using the distributive property. What does distribute mean? How could we apply that to math? Distributive Property - distribute the number _____________ the parentheses to each number ____________ the parentheses. a(b + c) = 4(6 + 3) = You and a friend are going on a camping trip. You each buy a backpack that costs $90 and a sleeping bag that costs $60. What is the total cost of the camping equipment? At the laundromat, John uses two washing machines costing $1.75 each and two dryers costing $1.25 each. What was John's total cost for doing his laundry? Simplify. 1. 3(x + 7) 2. 9(10 - k) 3. (n + 4)(-2) Simplify. 4. (y + 12)(-3) 6. -8(4z + 6) 5. -5(2y - 3)