# How do you simplify 4(3r-8)?

May 26, 2016

$= 12 r - 32$

#### Explanation:

$4 \left(3 r - 8\right)$

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{4} \cdot \left(3 r - 8\right)$

color(blue)(4 is multiplied with each of the two terms within the bracket.

$= \textcolor{b l u e}{4} \cdot \left(3 r\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{4} \cdot \left(- 8\right)$

$= 12 r - 32$