Evaluate: 12 \times 4

Expression: $12 \times 4$

Write $12$ as a sum

$\left( 10+2 \right) \times 4$

Distribute $4$ through the parentheses

$10 \times 4+2 \times 4$

Multiply the numbers

$40+2 \times 4$

Multiply the numbers

$40+8$

Add the numbers

$48$