# How do you use the distributive property to solve 2 (3x+6)=9?

Jun 28, 2015

Multiply $2$ times the term inside the parentheses. Then solve for $x$.

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(3 x + 6\right) = 9$

Multiply $2$ times the term inside the parentheses.

$6 x + 6 = 9$

Subtract $6$ from both sides of the equation.

$6 x = 3$

Divide both sides by $6$.

$x = \frac{3}{6}$

Simplify.

$x = \frac{1}{2}$