Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. *For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.*

**6.EE Expressions and Equations**

**6.EE.A** Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.