## Distributive Property 2 - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=2, Mode=neg-dist

Distribute. Example: 2(x+1) = 2x+2
 1.   - 3(- 2a - 3) = 2.   - 3(- 3a + 4) =

### Complexity=3, Mode=neg-dist

Distribute. Example: 2(x+1) = 2x+2
 1.   - 8(2a + b - 4) = 2.   - 6(- 2a + 3b - 2) =

### Complexity=2, Mode=neg-factor

Factor out the greatest common factor. If the first term is negative, factor out a negative number. Example: -3x + 6 => -3(x-2)
 1.   - 4a - 6 = 2.   - 9a - 15 =

### Complexity=3, Mode=neg-factor

Factor out the greatest common factor. If the first term is negative, factor out a negative number. Example: -3x + 6 => -3(x-2)
 1.   8a + 8b - 16 = 2.   2a - 4b - 8 =

### Complexity=2, Mode=neg-dist

Distribute. Example: 2(x+1) = 2x+2
1- 3(- 2a - 3) =
Solution
Distribute - 3 across - 2a - 3 => - 3(- 2a) - - 3 × 3
- 3 × - 2 = 6
- 3 × 3 = -9
6a - - 9 => 6a + 9
2- 3(- 3a + 4) =
Solution
Distribute - 3 across - 3a + 4 => - 3(- 3a) + - 3 × 4
- 3 × - 3 = 9
- 3 × 4 = -12
9a + - 12 => 9a - 12

### Complexity=3, Mode=neg-dist

Distribute. Example: 2(x+1) = 2x+2
1- 8(2a + b - 4) =
Solution
Distribute - 8 across 2a + b + - 4 => - 8(2a) + - 8b + - 8 × - 4
- 8 × 2 = -16
- 8 × - 4 = 32
- 16a + - 8b + 32 => - 16a - 8b + 32
2- 6(- 2a + 3b - 2) =
Solution
Distribute - 6 across - 2a + 3b + - 2 => - 6(- 2a) + - 6(3b) + - 6 × - 2
- 6 × - 2 = 12
- 6 × 3 = -18
- 6 × - 2 = 12
12a + - 18b + 12 => 12a - 18b + 12

### Complexity=2, Mode=neg-factor

Factor out the greatest common factor. If the first term is negative, factor out a negative number. Example: -3x + 6 => -3(x-2)
1- 4a - 6 =