# How do you simplify 3(x - 9)?

Jan 16, 2017

See entire simplification below:

#### Explanation:

Multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

$\textcolor{red}{3} \left(\textcolor{b l u e}{x} - \textcolor{b l u e}{9}\right)$

$\left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{x}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{9}\right)$

$3 x - 27$