# Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.8 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations - 1.8 Exercise Set: 92

$-3x-5$

#### Work Step by Step

Since the grouping symbol is preceded by a negative sign, then the sign of each term inside the grouping symbol alters once the grouping symbol is removed. Hence, the given expression, $-(3x+5)$, is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -3x-5 .\end{array}

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