# How do you solve -3(6+3x)=-72 using the distributive property?

$- 3 \left(6 + 3 x\right) = - 72$
$- 3 \left(6\right) - 3 \left(3 x\right) = - 72$
$- 18 - 9 x = - 72$
$- 9 x = - 54$
$x = 6$