# How do you use the distributive property to factor 16t-40y?

Feb 1, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, factor each individual term:

$\left(8 \times 2\right) t - \left(8 \times 5\right) y$

Now, using the distributive property pull the $9$ terms out of the expression:

$8 \left(2 t - 5 y\right)$