# Skills Handbook - Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions - Exercises - Page 890: 19

$-4x-7$

#### Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $-(4x+7)$ To simplify an algebraic expression, we must eliminate any parentheses and combine like terms. To eliminate any parentheses, we apply the distributive property: $-1(4x+7)=-4x-7$ Since there are no like terms, the expression has been simplified.

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