# SOLUTION: ok I am having some trouble on "finishing" the product of some Distributive properties ok, for equation -9(3x + 8) I put down the following steps: = -9

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 Question 16726: ok I am having some trouble on "finishing" the product of some Distributive properties ok, for equation -9(3x + 8) I put down the following steps: = -9*3x + -9*8 = -27x + -72 (final answer) I am not sure if this is correct or not. My other question on the same topic is an equation i did like so: 5(x + 1) = 5*x + 5*1 = 5x + 5 (final answer) please let me know if i am doing the distibutive property correctly. Answer by glabow(165)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Everything you posted looks right. Remember: a(b+c) = ab + ac. That's it.