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Use the distributive property to rewrite the algebraic expression four multiplied by 𝑥 minus nine.
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The distributive property enables us to expand this bracket by distributing the four with the 𝑥 and in the same way distributing the four with the negative nine.
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Four multiplied by 𝑥 is four 𝑥 and four multiplied by negative nine is negative 36.
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This enables us to rewrite the algebraic expression four multiplied by 𝑥 minus nine as four 𝑥 minus 36.