# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 9(m-2)?

Sep 29, 2017

$9 m - 18$

#### Explanation:

$\text{multiply each of the terms in the bracket by 9}$

$\Rightarrow \textcolor{red}{9} \left(m - 2\right)$

$= \left(\textcolor{red}{9} \times m\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{9} \times - 2\right) \leftarrow \textcolor{b l u e}{\text{ distributive property}}$

$= 9 m + \left(- 18\right)$

$= 9 m - 18$