# How do you simplify #−4(3d − 1) + 4d #?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 25, 2016

Use the distributive property to simplify the expression.

#### Explanation:

The distributive property states that you must multiply each number within the Parentheses with the Number(s) outside the parentheses.

Multiply the -4 with the 3d **and** the -1.

= -12d + 4 + 4d

= -8d + 4

**Exercises:**

- Simplify the following expressions:

A). 2x(3 + 9x) - 6

B) (y + 3)(2y - 5) + 14(3x - 8)

Good luck!