Whats the the algebraic expression for "-8 times the quantity 4 decreased by w"?

1 Answer
Dec 20, 2015

Answer:

#-8(4-w)#

Explanation:

"#color(red)("-8")# #color(blue)("times")# #color(green)("the quantity") # #color(brown)("4")# #color(orange)"decreased by"# #color(indigo)(w)#"

Can be expressed as

#color(red)(-8)color(blue)xxcolor(green)("(")color(brown)(4)color(orange)-color(indigo)wcolor(green)(")")#

The #-8# can be distributed to simplify the expression further, but it's not necessary.

#-32+8w#