# How do you multiply (-2x-5)(x+1)?

Mar 13, 2018

#### Answer:

Multiply each term in one bracket with each term in the other bracket.

#### Explanation:

$\left(- 2 x - 5\right) \left(x + 1\right) = - 2 x \left(x + 1\right) - 5 \left(x + 1\right) =$
$\left(- 2 x \times x\right) + \left(- 2 x \times 1\right) - \left(5 x\right) - \left(5 \times 1\right) =$
$- 2 {x}^{2} - 2 x - 5 x - 5 = - 2 {x}^{2} - 7 x - 5$