# How do you rewrite the expression #(3times6)-(3times3)# using the distributive property?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 16, 2016

Depends on what you really need; see explanation for details.

#### Explanation:

## Distributive property

## Expression

- You see the common factor here is
#\color(red)(3)# :

#\color(red)(3)(6)-\color(red)(3)(3)# - This means the other two numbers,
#\color(teal)(6)# and#\color(mediumaquamarine)(3)# , are part of a subtraction set that is multiplied by 3.

#\color(red)(3)(\color(teal)(6)-\color(mediumaquamarine)(3))# - So your answer is...

#3(6-3)# .

If you need to simplify, then subtract the values inside the parentheses and multiply by 3