#### Example 3

Use the distributive law to rewrite these expressions without brackets.

- \(5(x-4)\)
- \(4(3x+2)\)
- \(6(4-2x)\)

#### Solution

- \(5(x-4)=5x-20\)
- \(4(3x+2)=12x+8\)
- \(6(4-2x)=24-12x\)

#### Example 4

Use the distributive law to rewrite these expressions without brackets.

- \(\dfrac{3x+1}{3}\)
- \(\dfrac{2-x}{2}\)

#### Solution

- \(\dfrac{3x+1}{3}=x+\dfrac{1}{3}\)
- \(\dfrac{2-x}{2}=1-\dfrac{x}{2}\)