# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and simplify (9-p)3?

Multiply the term outside the parenthesis ($\textcolor{red}{3}$) by each term in the parenthesis ($\textcolor{b l u e}{9} - \textcolor{b l u e}{p}$):
$\left(\textcolor{b l u e}{9} - \textcolor{b l u e}{p}\right) \textcolor{red}{3} = \left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{9}\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{3} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{p}\right) = 27 - 3 p$