## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$-27x-18$
The distributive property states that for any real numbers a, b, and c, $a(b+c) = ab+ac$ Thus, when the distributive property is applied to the given expression, the given expression is equivalent to: $=-9(3x) +(-9)(2) \\=-27x+(-18) \\=-27x-18$