How to Use the Distributive Property with Fractions


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3/4x (2y + 1/4)

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1. The required materials for making a tuxedo jacket are 2 1/2 yards of black cotton blend fabric and 3/4 yards of satin fabric for accents. If a tailor plans to make 5 tuxedo jackets, how much of each material will he need?

2. In words, what is the general procedure for simplifying a problem using the distributive property in algebra?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are effective tools for assessing your knowledge of the process of using the distributive property, specifically with fractions. You'll be asked to simplify different equations on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Translating word problems into algebraic expressions
  • Simplifying equations
  • The general procedure for simplifying a problem using the distributive property in algebra

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on using the distributive property with fractions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about simplifying different equations
  • Information recall - retrieve the details you picked up about how to simplify problems using the distributive property

Additional Learning

You can cover more details at your own pace thanks to the lesson, How to Use the Distributive Property with Fractions. This lesson is useful in helping you:

  • Determine what the distributive property is for
  • Examine the rules regarding simplifying fractions
  • Learn how to use the distributive property correctly