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Simplify the expression.
–4 – 5(x + 8)
A. –5x – 44
B. –5x + 36
C. –x – 8
D. –20x + 8

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  1. recall the distributive property:
    5(x+8) = 5*x + 5*8

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  2. -4-5(x+8) = -4 - 5x - 40 = -5x - 44.

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