# 2.2 Solve equations using the division and multiplication properties  (Page 4/4)

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$120,000 Translate and solve: Stella planted 14 flats of flowers in $\frac{2}{3}$ of her garden. How many flats of flowers would she need to fill the whole garden? 21 flats ## Key concepts • The Division Property of Equality —For any numbers a , b , and c , and $c\ne 0$ , if $a=b$ , then $\frac{a}{c}=\frac{b}{c}$ . When you divide both sides of an equation by any non-zero number, you still have equality. • The Multiplication Property of Equality —For any numbers a , b , and c , if $a=b$ , then $ac=bc$ . If you multiply both sides of an equation by the same number, you still have equality. ## Practice makes perfect Solve Equations Using the Division and Multiplication Properties of Equality In the following exercises, solve each equation using the Division and Multiplication Properties of Equality and check the solution. $8x=56$ $x=7$ $7p=63$ $-5c=55$ $c=-11$ $-9x=-27$ $-809=15y$ $y=-\frac{809}{15}$ $-731=19y$ $-37p=-541$ $p=-\frac{541}{37}$ $-19m=-586$ $0.25z=3.25$ $z=13$ $0.75a=11.25$ $-13x=0$ $x=0$ $24x=0$ $\frac{x}{4}=35$ $x=140$ $\frac{z}{2}=54$ $-20=\frac{q}{-5}$ $q=100$ $\frac{c}{-3}=-12$ $\frac{y}{9}=-16$ $y=-144$ $\frac{q}{6}=-38$ $\frac{m}{-12}=45$ $m=-540$ $-24=\frac{p}{-20}$ $\text{−}y=6$ $y=-6$ $\text{−}u=15$ $\text{−}v=-72$ $v=72$ $\text{−}x=-39$ $\frac{2}{3}y=48$ $y=72$ $\frac{3}{5}r=75$ $-\frac{5}{8}w=40$ $w=-64$ $24=-\frac{3}{4}x$ $-\frac{2}{5}=\frac{1}{10}a$ $a=-4$ $-\frac{1}{3}q=-\frac{5}{6}$ $-\frac{7}{10}x=-\frac{14}{3}$ $x=\frac{20}{3}$ $\frac{3}{8}y=-\frac{1}{4}$ $\frac{7}{12}=-\frac{3}{4}p$ $p=-\frac{7}{9}$ $\frac{11}{18}=-\frac{5}{6}q$ $-\frac{5}{18}=-\frac{10}{9}u$ $u=\frac{1}{4}$ $-\frac{7}{20}=-\frac{7}{4}v$ Solve Equations That Require Simplification In the following exercises, solve each equation requiring simplification. $100-16=4p-10p-p$ $p=-12$ $-18-7=5t-9t-6t$ $\frac{7}{8}n-\frac{3}{4}n=9+2$ $n=88$ $\frac{5}{12}q+\frac{1}{2}q=25-3$ $0.25d+0.10d=6-0.75$ $d=15$ $0.05p-0.01p=2+0.24$ $-10\left(q-4\right)-57=93$ $q=-11$ $-12\left(d-5\right)-29=43$ $-10\left(x+4\right)-19=85$ $x=-\frac{72}{5}$ $-15\left(z+9\right)-11=75$ Mixed Practice In the following exercises, solve each equation. $\frac{9}{10}x=90$ $x=100$ $\frac{5}{12}y=60$ $y+46=55$ $y=9$ $x+33=41$ $\frac{w}{-2}=99$ $w=-198$ $\frac{s}{-3}=-60$ $27=6a$ $a=\frac{9}{2}$ $\text{−}a=7$ $\text{−}x=2$ $x=-2$ $z-16=-59$ $m-41=-14$ $m=27$ $0.04r=52.60$ $63.90=0.03p$ $p=2130$ $-15x=-120$ $84=-12z$ $y=-7$ $19.36=x-0.2x$ $c-0.3c=35.70$ $c=51$ $\text{−}y=-9$ $\text{−}x=-8$ $x=8$ Translate to an Equation and Solve In the following exercises, translate to an equation and then solve. 187 is the product of $-17$ and m . 133 is the product of $-19$ and n . $133=-19n;n=-7$ $-184$ is the product of 23 and p . $-152$ is the product of 8 and q . $-152=8q;q=-19$ u divided by 7 is equal to $-49$ . r divided by 12 is equal to $-48$ . $\frac{r}{12}=-48;r=-576$ h divided by $-13$ is equal to $-65$ . j divided by $-20$ is equal to $-80$ . $\frac{j}{-20}=-80;j=1,600$ The quotient $c$ and $-19$ is 38. The quotient of $b$ and $-6$ is 18. $\frac{b}{-6}=18;b=-108$ The quotient of $h$ and 26 is $-52$ . The quotient $k$ and 22 is $-66$ . $\frac{k}{22}=-66;k=-1,452$ Five-sixths of y is 15. Three-tenths of x is 15. $\frac{3}{10}x=15;x=50$ Four-thirds of w is 36. Five-halves of v is 50. $\frac{5}{2}v=50;v=20$ The sum of nine-tenths and g is two-thirds. The sum of two-fifths and f is one-half. $\frac{2}{5}+f=\frac{1}{2};f=\frac{1}{10}$ The difference of p and one-sixth is two-thirds. The difference of q and one-eighth is three-fourths. $q-\frac{1}{8}=\frac{3}{4};q=\frac{7}{8}$ Translate and Solve Applications In the following exercises, translate into an equation and solve. Kindergarten Connie’s kindergarten class has 24 children. She wants them to get into 4 equal groups. How many children will she put in each group? Balloons Ramona bought 18 balloons for a party. She wants to make 3 equal bunches. How many balloons did she use in each bunch? 6 balloons Tickets Mollie paid$36.25 for 5 movie tickets. What was the price of each ticket?

Shopping Serena paid $12.96 for a pack of 12 pairs of sport socks. What was the price of pair of sport socks?$1.08

Sewing Nancy used 14 yards of fabric to make flags for one-third of the drill team. How much fabric, would Nancy need to make flags for the whole team?

MPG John’s SUV gets 18 miles per gallon (mpg). This is half as many mpg as his wife’s hybrid car. How many miles per gallon does the hybrid car get?

36 mpg

Height Aiden is 27 inches tall. He is $\frac{3}{8}$ as tall as his father. How tall is his father?

Real estate Bea earned $11,700 commission for selling a house, calculated as $\frac{6}{100}$ of the selling price. What was the selling price of the house?$195,000

## Everyday math

Commission Every week Perry gets paid $150 plus 12% of his total sales amount. Solve the equation $840=150+0.12\left(a-1250\right)$ for a , to find the total amount Perry must sell in order to be paid$840 one week.