How do you simplify #1/2(x-5)#?

2 Answers
Jun 20, 2018

Answer:

You don't. You can transform it somehow, but it is simplified.

Explanation:

You can distribute #1/2# so that this becomes #x/2-5/2# or just write it as #(x-5)/2#, but it's all the same.

Jun 21, 2018

Answer:

#1/2x-5/2#

Explanation:

Given: #1/2(x-5)#.

I'm assuming that you're trying to expand the expression, as it cannot be simplified further!

So, we use the distributive property, which states that #a(b+c)=ab+ac#.

#=1/2x-1/2*5#

#=1/2x-5/2#