# How do you combine -4( - 8x - 8) + 12x?

Feb 5, 2018

See below...

#### Explanation:

First we must expand the brackets.

$\therefore - 4 \left(- 8 x - 8\right) = 32 x + 32$

This gives the expression $32 x + 32 + 12 x$

Now we collect the like terms.

$\therefore 32 x + 32 + 12 x = 44 x + 32$

Feb 5, 2018

$44 x + 32$

#### Explanation:

Start off by multiplying out the brackets:

$- 4 \times - 8 x = 32 x$

$- 4 \times - 8 = 32$

Putting these values back in, and replacing the bracket we get...

$32 x + 32 + 12 x$

Combining like terms we get...

$32 x + 12 x = 44 x$

$44 x + 32$