Solve for: y=0.5(x+4) * (x-3)

Expression: $y=0.5\left( x+4 \right) \times \left( x-3 \right)$

Distribute $0.5$ through the parentheses

$y=\left( 0.5x+2 \right) \times \left( x-3 \right)$

Simplify the expression

$y=0.5{x}^{2}-1.5x+2x-6$

Collect like terms

$y=0.5{x}^{2}+0.5x-6$