# How do you multiply 2(x - 4) ?

Use the distributive property to get
$2 x - 8$

#### Explanation:

Using the distributive property, the 2 will multiply against each term in the brackets. We then add up the results:

$2 \cdot x = 2 x$
$2 x - 4 = - 8$

So we get

$2 x - 8$