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

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Jan 16, 2017

Answer:

See the simplification process below:

Explanation:

Multiply the term outside the parenthesis (#color(red)(3)#) by each term in the parenthesis (#color(blue)(9) - color(blue)(p)#):

#(color(blue)(9) - color(blue)(p))color(red)(3) = (color(red)(3) xx color(blue)(9)) - (color(red)(3) xx color(blue)(p)) = 27 - 3p#