# How do you simplify 6(d - 8)?

Mar 13, 2018

6d-48

#### Explanation:

You have to distribute the 6 to each of the values inside:
$6 \left(d - 8\right)$
$6 \cdot d + 6 \cdot \left(- 8\right)$
$= 6 d + \left(- 48\right)$

Since adding a negative number is the same as subtracting a positive number, you can rewrite it as:

$6 d - 48$