# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 7(y+8)?

Jan 22, 2017

$7 y + 56$

#### Explanation:

Each term inside the bracket is $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{multiplied}}$ by 7

$\Rightarrow \textcolor{red}{7} \left(y + 8\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{7} \times y\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{7} \times 8\right)$

$= 7 y + 56$