# Question #40f01

Jan 14, 2018

$4 y - 12$

#### Explanation:

Given: $4 \left(y - 3\right)$ We can apply the distributive property to write:

$\textcolor{red}{4} \cdot y + \textcolor{red}{4} \cdot - 3$

$= 4 y +$$- 12$

$= 4 y - 12$

Therefore we can say that this is an equivalent expression for $4 \left(y - 3\right)$

Mathematically speaking:

$4 \left(y - 3\right) = 4 y - 12$