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

Feb 7, 2017

$2 x - 8$

#### Explanation:

•start off by writing equation
$2 \left(x - 4\right)$

•distribute
$2 \left(x\right)$ and subtract $2 \left(4\right)$ from it

$2 x - 8$

work:
$2 \left(x - 4\right)$
$2 x - 8$