# How do you simplify (8 times b) times 4 ?

Mar 12, 2018

Distribute the 4 to the term inside the parentheses to get $32 b$

#### Explanation:

First, lets rewrite the equation slightly:

$4 \cdot \left(8 b\right)$

Expanding this, you could distribute the 4 as such:

$4 \cdot \left(8 b\right) = 8 b + 8 b + 8 b + 8 b = 32 b$

OR you could just multiply the numeric coefficients together:

$\left(4 \cdot 8\right) b = 32 b$