Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Real Numbers - 1.1 Exercises - Page 10: 24


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.
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