# How do you simplify -6(a÷8)?

Mar 22, 2017

See the entire solution process below

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite this expression as:

$- 6 \left(\frac{a}{8}\right) = \frac{- 6 a}{8} = \frac{\left(2 \times - 3\right) a}{2 \times 4} =$

$\frac{\left(\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} \times - 3\right) a}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{2}}} \times 4} =$

$- \frac{3 a}{4}$