How do you use the distributive property to simplify #-(12-4x)+8(10-x)#?
The simplified form is
The Distributive Property is when you apply a coefficient to all terms inside a set of parentheses. For this expression, we will use The Distributive Property twice:
Let's do the first distribution:
...And now the second:
Finally, we put these two distributed expressions back into the original equation and simplify: