Search 75,593 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Ask a question
0 0

How do you rewrite expressions using the distributive property

Tutors, please sign in to answer this question.

1 Answer

      7          7          2   
–  ——  –  ——  –  ——  =
      3          3          3

           1                1                1
– 7 × ——  –  7 × ——  –  2 × —— =
           3                3                3

Let's take 1/3 (the common factor) out of parentheses

     1                               1
– —— • ( 7 + 7 + 2) = – —— • 16 =                             
     3                               3 

    16               1
– ——  =  – 5 ——                        
     3                3