# How do you solve #8(x-3)=96# using the distributive property?

x = 15

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To solve 8(x - 3) = 96 using the distributive property, distribute the 8 across the parentheses:

8(x - 3) = 8x - 24

Now, set the expression equal to 96:

8x - 24 = 96

Add 24 to both sides:

8x = 120

Divide both sides by 8:

x = 15

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To solve 8(x - 3) = 96 using the distributive property:

Step 1: Distribute the 8 across the expression inside the parentheses.

8(x - 3) = 96

=> 8 * x - 8 * 3 = 96

=> 8x - 24 = 96

Step 2: Now, isolate the variable term by adding 24 to both sides of the equation.

8x - 24 + 24 = 96 + 24

=> 8x = 120

Step 3: Finally, divide both sides of the equation by 8 to solve for x.

8x / 8 = 120 / 8

=> x = 15

So, the solution to the equation 8(x - 3) = 96 using the distributive property is x = 15.

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