# How do you multiply 4(5a - 3)?

May 16, 2018

$20 a - 12$

#### Explanation:

To multiply, you have to distribute the 4 to the 5a and the -3.

This looks like:
$4 \left(5 a - 3\right) =$

$4 \left(5 a\right) + 4 \left(- 3\right) =$

$20 a + \left(- 12\right) =$

$20 a - 12$