Little big of algebra help

Simplify the following and collect the like terms:

5(x - 8) - 8(3x - 4)(6x + 8)

I know i have to do the foil thing for the last part but what do I do with the -8?

Cause from the first part you get:

5x - 40

Then I know I have to do the 3x * 6x then 3x * 8 then -4 * 6x and then -4 * 8.

Am I doing it wrong. Well I know I am but where does the -8 come into play.

Re: Little big of algebra help

Hey SpennyG.

The -8 comes into play by figuring out -8 * (3x*6x + 3x*8 - 4*6x - 4*8) which gives the answer to the second part.

You then add the first part to the second one to get your answer.

Re: Little big of algebra help