# How do you use the distributive property to simplify 8(z-3)?

May 23, 2018

To use the Distributive Property multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

$\textcolor{red}{8} \left(z - 3\right) \implies$

$\left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times z\right) - \left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times 3\right) \implies$

$8 z - 24$