i cant figure out how to solve this question on my home work and its getting frustrating

## use the distributive property to simplify the expression 8 (x^2 - 3) - 3 (5x^2 + 4)

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Hi Maddie;

8 (x

^{2}- 3) - 3 (5x^{2}+ 4)Let's begin with...

8 (x

^{2}- 3)Let's distribute the 8...

**8x**

^{2}-24Let's move on to...

3 (5x

^{2}+ 4)Let's distribute the 3...

**15x**

^{2}+12Let's subtract the second result from the first...

**-7x**

^{2}-36