Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 40: 96



Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $\frac{1}{4}(8x-4)-\frac{1}{5}(20x-6y)$. We can use the distributive property and then group like terms to simplify. $\frac{1}{4}\times(8x-4)-\frac{1}{5}\times(20x-6y)=2x-1-4x+\frac{6}{5}y$ =$(2x+(-4x))+\frac{6}{5}y-1=-2x+\frac{6}{5}y-1$
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