Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

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

Answer

$-3x-5$

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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