The Distributive Property is a great tool to help students simplify expressions and equations. Â The Distributive Property, while a simple concept for students to understand, often causes many simple mistakes when used in equations. Â Students frequently forget to distribute to all of the terms in an expression, or the presence of negative signs and subtraction signs confuse them. Â TheseÂ ** free algebra worksheets** are designed to alleviate these issues.

At first students will practice using the distributive property with simple equations that contain addition and positive integers. Â As they work their way through theÂ **Solving Equations with The Distributive Property** **Worksheets**Â **Â **set, students will become Â more confident working with subtraction and negative numbers.

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**Solving Equations with the Distributive Property**Â **1**â€“ This 12 problem worksheet is designed to introduce you to solving equations that have contain the Distributive Property. Â Only positive whole numbers are featured in the equations and all of the answers are positive as well. Â A few of the equations are two-step equations, but most are three-step equations similar to Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â “4*(*3*x* + 2) = 68″

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**Solving Equations with the Distributive Property**Â **2**â€“ This 12 problem worksheet is designed to introduce you to solving equations that Â contain the Distributive Property. Â All of these problems include subtraction in the equation, but students will only deal with positive numbers and positive answers. Â No fractions or decimals yet. Â The typical problem looks like this: “5*(*2*x *-* 10) *= 30″.

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**Solving Equations with the Distributive Property**Â **3**â€“ This 12 problem worksheet features some challenging equations. Â Some Â of the answers will be decimals, some will be negative, and some answers will be negative decimals. Â The examples should help guide you through the process of solving equations like “3*(*4*x *+ 3*)* + 4* *Â = 31″.

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