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**Free worksheets for the distributive property and factoring**

With this worksheet generator, you can make customizable worksheets for the distributive property and factoring. These worksheets are especially meant for **pre-algebra** and **algebra 1** courses (grades 6-9).

The generator includes only very simple problems with linear expressions. We hope to add more problem types later.

## Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The **answer key is automatically generated** and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets **either in html or PDF format** — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "*Create PDF*" or "*Make PDF worksheet*". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "*View in browser*" or "*Make html worksheet*". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then *edit it* in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

- PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
- Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.

Below you'll find links to make some common type worksheets, meant for grades 6-8.

Simplify expressions such as 2(x + 3) using the distributive property; no negative numbers View in browser Create PDF |
Simplify expressions such as 2(x + 3 + y) using the distributive property; no negative numbers View in browser Create PDF |

Simplify expressions such as −5(2x − 3) using the distributive property View in browser Create PDF |
Simplify expressions such as −5(2x − 3 + y) using the distributive property View in browser Create PDF |

Factor expressions such as 2x + 6 using the distributive property; no negative numbers View in browser Create PDF |
Factor expressions such as 15x + 30 + 25y using the distributive property; no negative numbers View in browser Create PDF |

Factor linear expressions such as −6x + 3 using the distributive property View in browser Create PDF |
Factor linear expressions such as −24x − 8 + 16y using the distributive property View in browser Create PDF |

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