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

May 26, 2016

$= 4 x - 8$

#### Explanation:

$4 \left(x - 2\right)$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{4} \cdot \left(x - 2\right)$

$4$ is multiplied with each of the two terms within the bracket.

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{4} \cdot \left(x\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{\left(4\right)} \cdot \left(- 2\right)$

$= 4 x - 8$