The distributive property is a fundamental concept in algebra that allows for simplifying and solving equations. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for solving problems using the distributive property with variables.

- The distributive property involves multiplying a number outside parentheses by each term inside the parentheses.
- Two example problems are presented, demonstrating how to apply the distributive property and solve for the variable.
- The process involves distributing, combining like terms, removing constants, and isolating variables.