# How do you use the distributive property to rewrite and simplify 16(3b-0.25)?

Multiply each term within the parenthesis by $\textcolor{red}{16}$:
$\textcolor{red}{16} \left(3 b - 0.25\right) = \left(\textcolor{red}{16} \times 3 b\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{16} \times 0.25\right) =$
$48 b - 4$