# How do you use the distributive property to factor 3xy-9x?

Jun 3, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we can factor each term as:

$3 x y - 9 x \implies$

$\left(3 x \cdot y\right) - \left(3 x \cdot 3\right)$

We can now factor out a $3 x$ from each term:

$3 x \left(y - 3\right)$