How do you use the distributive property to simplify 8(y-2)?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

To simplify, multiply each term within the parenthesis by $\textcolor{red}{8}$:

$\left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times y\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times 2\right)$

$8 y - 16$