# How do you use the distributive property to simplify #–9 + 4(2x – 1) + 8#?

##### 1 Answer

May 27, 2018

#### Explanation:

First, we know that

Now we use the distributive property (shown below) to simplify/expand

Following this image, we know that:

Put that back into the expression:

Simplify

Therefore, the simplified expression is:

We typically put variables before pure numbers, so the expression becomes:

Hope this helps!