use the distributive property to write the expression without parenthesis

-4(2y +3)

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use the distributive property to write the expression without parenthesis

-4(2y +3)

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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.

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