# What is the answer to 7(d+5d) - 16d =?

## Question:

What is the answer to {eq}7(d+5d) - 16d =? {/eq}

## Distributive Property

Whenever we have an equation with one variable, our goal is to simplify it. An equation in a form **a(b + c) + d** might be simplified by applying the distributive property {eq}a(b + c) = ab + ac
{/eq} firstly followed by combining the terms.

## Answer and Explanation:

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View this answerLet's begin this problem by applying the distributive property:

{eq}7(d + 5d) = 7\cdot d + 7\cdot 5d = 7d + 35d {/eq}

The equation now becomes:

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