# How do you simplify -5(8 - b)?

Jun 30, 2018

$- 40 + 5 b$

#### Explanation:

$- 5 \left(8 - b\right)$

Use the distributive property (shown below) to simplify this:

Following this image, we know that:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{- 5 \left(8 - b\right) = \left(- 5 \cdot 8\right) + \left(- 5 \cdot - b\right) = - 40 + 5 b}$

Hope this helps!