Question #9d307

2 Answers
Mar 13, 2017

Answer:

#-20n+40#

Explanation:

#-5(4n-8)=(-5*4n)+(-5*-8)=-20n+40#

Answer:

#-20 n + 40#

Explanation:

The distributive property means to multiply all the numbers inside parenthesis by the number(s) outside of the parenthesis.

So # -5(4n-8) = -5 xx4n - 5 xx -8#

# -5 xx n = -20n # ( a negative times a positive = a negative)

Think about it this way negative can mean to take away a positive can mean something good so to take away something good is bad. or negative.

# -5 xx -8 = + 40# ( a negative times a negative = a positive)

Think about it this way to take away a something bad is good or positive.

so # - 5 xx 4n - 5 xx -8 = -20n + 40#