How do you simplify 6 (y - x) + 8?

Jul 9, 2018

$6 y - 6 x + 8$

Explanation:

$6 \left(y - x\right) + 8$

To simplify this, first use the distributive property:

Following this image, we know that:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{6 \left(y - x\right) = \left(6 \cdot y\right) + \left(6 \cdot - x\right) = 6 y - 6 x}$

Put it back into the expression:
$6 y - 6 x + 8$

Hope this helps!

Jul 9, 2018

$6 y - 6 z + 8$

Explanation:

Let's distribute the $6$ to both terms in the parenthesis to get

$6 y - 6 z + 8$

Since none of our terms are like, this is the most we can simplify this.

Hope this helps!