# How do you simplify 5(b+4)-6b?

Apr 15, 2016

-b+20

#### Explanation:

The distributive property is this:
a(b+c) = ab + ac

Applying this to the question we get:
5(b+4)-6b = 5b+20-6b
= -b + 20 (or 20-b either is correct)