# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate 2(x-y+1)?

Aug 9, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

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

$\textcolor{red}{2} \left(x - y + 1\right) \implies$

$\left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times x\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times y\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{2} \times 1\right) \implies$

$2 x - 2 y + 2$