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

##### 1 Answer

Jul 25, 2016

20a - 12

#### Explanation:

Use the

# color(blue)"distributive law"# which means multiply each term inside the bracket by the 4 outside.

#rArrcolor(red)(4)(5a-3)=(color(red)(4)xx5a)+(color(red)(4)xx(-3))=20a-12#

#rArr4(5a-3)=20a-12#