# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and evaluate (6-2)8?

Jan 14, 2017

The answer is $32$. Explanation below.

#### Explanation:

The distributive property states that:

$a \left(b + c\right) = a b + a c$

In case it is written like $\left(b + c\right) a$, the result is the same.

So, we get $8 \cdot 6 - 8 \cdot 2 = 48 - 16 = 32$.