# How do you simplify #8w-4(7-w)#?

First, use the distributive property to simplify

Based on this image, we know that:

Let's put that back into the expression:

Let's highlight the like terms:

Combine the like terms:

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To simplify 8w - 4(7 - w), distribute the -4 to both terms inside the parentheses and then combine like terms:

8w - 4(7 - w) = 8w - 28 + 4w = 8w + 4w - 28 = 12w - 28.

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