# How do you solve #2(3a+2)=-8# using the distributive property?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 31, 2016

The final answer will be

#### Explanation:

First off, what you want to do is use your distributive property to simplify the parentheses.

Take the 2 from the outside, and multiply it times the

Then separately multiply that same 2 on the outside times the

So then your simplified equation will read

After this, you have to still get the

Then you have