Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.4 - Properties of Real Numbers - R.4 Exercises: 18

Answer

-2n

Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). Therefore, $4n-6n=4n+(-6n)=[4+(-6)]n=-2n$. In this case, we have used the distributive property in reverse to write the given subtraction as a product.
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