# How do you simplify 1/2(10y-14)?

Jul 14, 2018

$5 y - 7$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{1}{2} \left(10 y - 14\right)$

To simplify this, use the distributive property:

Following this image, we know that:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{2} \left(10 y - 14\right) = \left(\frac{1}{2} \cdot 10 y\right) + \left(\frac{1}{2} \cdot - 14\right) = 5 y - 7}$

Hope this helps!