## Teaching Problems Based on Distributive Property(Expanding) Easily

Things to keep in mind while solving a problem involving distributive property:

- Firstly, multiply or distribute the outer term with the inner terms.
- Second, combine the like terms.
- Thirdly, arrange the terms in a way that the constants and variables are placed on the opposite sides of the equal sign.
- Finally, Solve the equation and, if needed, simplify.

Here is an example of how to solve a problem based on the distributive property. Let’s consider the given example to learn how to solve a distributive property problem.

A (B + C) = AB + AC is the distributive formula.

Solve for ‘x’: 3 (x + 3) = 15

Using the distributive property,

Step 1: Distribute (Multiply 3 with the values in brackets).

3(x + 3) = 15

3x + 9 = 15.

Step 2: Subtract 12 from both sides now. The equation will look like this:

3x + 9 = 15.

3x + 12-9= 16 - 9.

3x = 7

Step 3: Simplify the Equation

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