use the distributive property to write the expression without parenthesis

-4(2y +3)

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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