# How do you simplify 7(x – 11)?

May 26, 2018

$7 x - 77$

#### Explanation:

Use the distributive property:

$7 \left(x - 11\right)$

$7 \cdot x + 7 \cdot - 11$

$7 x + \left(- 77\right)$

$7 x - 77$

May 26, 2018

$7 x - 77$

#### Explanation:

multiply each term, in the bracket, by the $7$ outside the bracket

$7 \left(x - 11\right) = 7 \times x - 7 \times 11$

$= 7 x - 77$