# Which expressions are equivalent to 8 (-10x+3.5y-7)?

Jan 7, 2017

Use the distributive property to expand this expression. See details below

#### Explanation:

For the distributive property we will multiply $\textcolor{red}{8}$ by each term within the parenthesis:

$\left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times - 10 x\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times 3.5 y\right) + \left(\textcolor{red}{8} \times - 7\right)$

$- 80 x + 28 y + \left(- 56\right)$

$- 80 x + 28 y - 56$