## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

$-35x$
$7x$ is the same as $7\times x$. $-5(7x)$ can be written as $-5\times(7\times x)$ $\longrightarrow$ associative property =$(-5\times7)\times x$ $\longrightarrow$multiply =$-35\times x$ A variable multiplied by a number can also be written as a variable term with a coefficient, so $-35\times x=-35x$