Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - Review Exercises: 103

Answer

-5x

Work Step by Step

The phrase '-5 times a number $x$' means the product of -5 and x. Therefore, we are multiplying -5 and x together. In symbols, this is $-5(x)=-5x$.
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