# How do you simplify #1-(x+4)#?

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Ok, so imagine there's a negative one in front of the

#1 - 1 (x+4)#

Distribute the negative 1 into the equation by multiplying -1 by both

#1 - x - 4#

Because 1 minus 4 is

#-3 + -x#

A way you can look at this is like this

This is the same as the original question, I just added a "1" before the brackets to indicate that the

So, we have

By distributing the -1, we get:

Simplifying by addition:

We could just write this as