Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-7 The Distributive Property - Got It? - Page 47: 3


a. $−a−5$ b. $x−31$ c. $ −4x+12$ d. $−6m+9n$

Work Step by Step

The multiplication property of $-1$ states that $-(x)$ is the same thing as $-1(x)$. Apply the distributive property to each expression: for a, you should get $\boxed{-a-5}$ for b, you should get $\boxed{x-31}$ for c, you should get $\boxed{-4x+12}$ for d, you should get $\boxed{-6m + 9n}$
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