Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.7 Solving Equations with Several Steps - 9.7 Exercises: 20

Answer

$-5a-10$

Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$. Therefore, $-5(a+2)=(-5\times a)+(-5\times2)=(-5a)+(-10)=-5a-10$.
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