#### Answer

The - sign represents -1. The simplified expression is -7x + 9.

#### Work Step by Step

When clearing parentheses we distribute the - sign like -1.
-5x - (2x - 4) + 5
= -5x - 1(2x) - 1(-4) + 5
= -5x - 2x + 4 + 5
= -7x + 9

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Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

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978-0-32196-935-4

The - sign represents -1. The simplified expression is -7x + 9.

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