How do you use the distributive property to simplify #(4)(2x - 5) - 2(3x^2 - 2)#?
To simplify this, we use the distributive property (shown below):
Following this image, we know that:
Combine the like terms
Since we typically write it when the highest exponent degree first, it becomes:
Hope this helps!
The distributive law is applied to multiply a monomial factor into a bracket.
The number outside is multiplied by each term inside the bracket: