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7.7 When to Use the Distributive Property

Use the Distributive Property to simplify the following expressions.

  1. 6(x - 5) +7

Use the Distributive Property to simplify the following fractions.

In 10 – 17, write an expression for each phrase.

  1.  times the quantity of  plus 16
  2. Twice the quantity of  minus 3
  3.  times the quantity of  plus 2
  4. A bookshelf has five shelves, and each shelf contains seven poetry books and eleven novels. How many of each type of book does the bookcase contain?
  5. A student rewrote  as . Explain the student’s error.
  6. Amar is making giant holiday cookies for his friends at school. He makes each cookie with 6 oz of cookie dough and decorates each one with macadamia nuts. If Amar has 5 lbs of cookie dough and 60 macadamia nuts, calculate the following.
  1. How many (full) cookies can he make?
  2. How many macadamia nuts can he put on each cookie if each is supposed to be identical?