# How do you simplify (x - 2)(x + 8)?

$= \left({x}^{2} + 6 x - 16\right)$
$\left(x - 2\right) \left(x + 8\right)$
$= \left({x}^{2} + 8 x - 2 x - 16\right)$
$= \left({x}^{2} + 6 x - 16\right)$