## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-7 The Distributive Property - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 50: 39

#### Answer

$m-n-1$

#### Work Step by Step

The distributive property allows us to distribute anything multiplied by something inside of the parenthesis to whatever is inside of the parenthesis. Thus, we distribute the negative to everything inside the parenthesis, giving us an answer of m-n-1.

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