1.7 The Distributive Property

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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)
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