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The Distributive Property Exercises

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"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

  1. -2(x + 1)

  2. 2(5x + 3)

  3. -3(x +7)

  4. 9(x - 1)

  5. (f + 0.5)6

  6. -8(2p) + 16

  7. 11(3 + x) - x

  8. 13(a - b)

  9. (21-5)x

  10. 5(10 + g) + 12g + 12

 

Answers

  1. -2x + -2

  2. 10x + 6

  3. -3x + -21

  4. 9x - 9

  5. 6f + 3

  6. -16p + 16

  7. 33 + 11x –x = 33 + 10x

  8. 13a – 13b

  9.  16x

  10. 50 + 5g + 12g + 12= 62 + 17g
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