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

Dec 20, 2015

$- 8 \left(4 - w\right)$

#### Explanation:

"$\textcolor{red}{\text{-8}}$ $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{times}}$ $\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{the quantity}}$ $\textcolor{b r o w n}{\text{4}}$ $\textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{\text{decreased by}}$ $\textcolor{\in \mathrm{di} g o}{w}$"

Can be expressed as

$\textcolor{red}{- 8} \textcolor{b l u e}{\times} \textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{(")color(brown)(4)color(orange)-color(indigo)wcolor(green)(")}}$

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

$- 32 + 8 w$