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

Jul 1, 2018

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

#### Explanation:

$- 15 k - \left(2 j - p\right) - 0.25 \left(- 16 j + 36\right)$

To simplify this, use the distributive property:

Following this image, we know that:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{- \left(2 j - p\right) = - 2 j + p}$
and
color(blue)(-0.25(-16j+36) = (-0.25 * -16j) + (-0.25 * 36)
$\textcolor{b l u e}{= 4 j - 9}$

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

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

Hope this helps!