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-4(2y+3) what is the distributive property

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Hi Patricia;
-4(2y +3)
Let's distribute the -4...
[(-4)(2y)]+[(-4)(3)]
-8y+(-12)
Note the fact that multiplying a negative number by a positive number has a negative result.
-8y-12
Note the fact that adding a negative number is the same thing as subtracting a positive number.