How do you simplify #2a - 5(a +1)#?

4 Answers
Mar 4, 2018

First... expand the brackets

While expanding... you multiply all the terms with the term to be multiplied to

#2a-5(a+1)=2a-5a-5#
Solve
#-3a-5#

If you'll take 0
#-3a-5=0#
#-3a=5#
#a=-5/3#

Mar 4, 2018

Answer:

By Distributing; the answer is #-3a-5#

Explanation:

Distribute the 5 into the parenthesis:

#2a-5a-5#

Simplify:

#-3a-5#

Mar 4, 2018

Answer:

#=-3a-5#

Explanation:

#2a-5(a+1)#

#= 2a-5×a-5×1#

#= 2a-5a-5#

Thus,

#= -3a-5#

Mar 4, 2018

Answer:

#=-3a-5#

Explanation:

#2a-5(a+1)#

Distribute

#=2a+(-5)(a)+(-5)(1)#

#2a - 5a - 5#

#=-3a - 5#