#### Answer

8a - 8b

#### Work Step by Step

(a - b)8
We use the Distributive Property to distribute the 8 to all the variables in the parenthesis (a and b).
8a - 8b
Since there is no other numbers or signs outside the parenthesis, we can remove the parenthesis. The answer can no longer be simplified, so we leave it as 8a - 8b.