Posted by **Cassie** on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 6:17am.

Use the distributive property to help solve the equation.

8(w-4)=-32

w =

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**MathMate**, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 7:58am
The distributive property of multiplication over addition helps us remove parentheses from expressions. For example,

5(x-2y) = 5*x - 5*2y

So for your example,

8(w-4) = -32 becomes

8w - 8*4 = -32

can you finish the problem?

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**Cassie**, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 8:27am
I get w=-24

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