# How do you simplify #-8(1-5x)#?

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Mar 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

Mar 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

The parentheses tell us that we multiply all the terms by the outside factor.

So

**NOTICE how I put the "stuff" after the subtraction sign into parentheses. That's because we need to simplify #-8# and #5x# before we subtract it**