"The Distributive Property" features a tutorial on how to use this property to simplify expressions. Refer to that article and "Combining Like Terms" for help in completing the following exercises.

### Distributive Property Practice

- -2(
*x*+ 1) - 2(5
*x*+ 3) - -3(
*x*+7) - 9(
*x*- 1) - (
*f*+ 0.5)6 - -8(2
*p*) + 16 - 11(3 +
*x*) -*x* - 13(
*a*-*b*) - (21-5)
*x* - 5(10 +
*g*) + 12*g*+ 12

### Answers

- -2
*x*+ -2 - 10
*x*+ 6 - -3
*x*+ -21 - 9
*x*- 9 - 6
*f*+ 3 - -16
*p*+ 16 - 33
*+*11*x –x =*33*+*10*x* - 13
*a*– 13*b* - 16
*x* - 50
*+*5*g +*12*g +*12*=*62*+*17*g*