Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 83



Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $-(n+5)+(5n-3)$. This expression is equivalent to $-1\times(n+5)+(5n-3)$. We can use the distributive property and then group like terms to simplify. $-1\times(n+5)+(5n-3)=-n-5+5n-3$ $=(5n-n)+(-(5+3))=4n-8$
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