How do you multiply #-mnp(3m - 5n + 7p)#?

1 Answer
Feb 28, 2016

Answer:

#-3m^2np+5mn^2p-35mnp^2#

Explanation:

#1#. Recall the distributive property: #a(b+c)=ab+ac#. Thus, in your equation, multiply #color(red)(-mnp)# by each term inside the brackets.

#color(red)(-mnp)(3m-5n+7p)#

#=color(red)(-(mnp))(3m)color(red)(-(mnp))(-5n)color(red)(-(mnp))(7p)#

#2#. Simplify.

#=-3m^2np+5mn^2p-35mnp^2#