© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Distributive Property Exercises

Example 1

Multiply, using the distributive property.

(0.5)(x + 2y)

Example 2

Multiply, using the distributive property.

3(4x + 7y)

Example 3

Multiply, using the distributive property.

Example 4

Multiply, using the distributive property.

0.2(0.5x + x2 – 4y)

Example 5

Multiply, using the distributive property.

Example 6

Multiply, using the distributive property.

-4(5x – 2x2)

Example 7

Multiply, using the distributive property.

-(-x + 3y)

Example 8

Multiply, using the distributive property.

-3y(y + 2x)

Example 9

Multiply, using the distributive property.

(a + 3b + 4ab)(-5)

Example 10

Multiply, using the distributive property.

(-x2 – 3y)(xy)