# How do you simplify (x+8)(-2)-36?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 11, 2015

#### Answer:

Distribute -2 to x and 8. Then subtract 36 from the numerical part of that.

#### Explanation:

Start by multiplying everything in parentheses by -2. This will give you -2x and -16. Then subtract 36 from the -16.

This will leave you with -2x - 52.