# Applying the Distributive Property: Algebra Practice Questions

In algebra, the *distributive property* is used to perform an operation on each of the terms within a grouping symbol. The following rules show distributing multiplication over addition and distributing multiplication over subtraction:

## Practice questions

- –3(
*x*– 11) = ?

## Answers and explanations

- The correct answer is –3x + 33.

- The correct answer is –5.