# How do you distribute and simplify 1/2(x - y) - 4?

##### 1 Answer
Nov 2, 2014

$\frac{1}{2} \left(x - y\right) - 4$

By distributing $\frac{1}{2}$ to each term,

$\frac{1}{2} x - \frac{1}{2} y - 4$

I hope that this was helpful.