How do you simplify #-15k-(2j-p)-0.25(-16j+36)#?

1 Answer
Jul 1, 2018

Answer:

#-15k + 2j + p - 9#

Explanation:

#-15k - (2j-p) - 0.25(-16j+36)#

To simplify this, use the distributive property:
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Following this image, we know that:
#color(blue)(-(2j-p) = -2j + p)#
and
#color(blue)(-0.25(-16j+36) = (-0.25 * -16j) + (-0.25 * 36)#
#color(blue)(= 4j - 9)#

Put them back into the expression:
#-15k - 2j + p + 4j - 9#

Combine like terms:
#-15k + 2j + p - 9#

Hope this helps!