# How do you use the distributive property to simplify #7(z - 4)#?

##### 2 Answers

May 12, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"each term in the bracket is multiplied by "7#

#rArrcolor(red)(7)(z-4)#

#=(color(red)(7)xxz)+(color(red)(7)xx-4)#

#=7z+(-28)=7z-28#

#### Explanation:

The distributive property is when you take the number outside a set of parentheses and multiply it to all the terms inside the parenthesis.

In this case,

We first multiply

Then we multiply

And our answer should be