How do you simplify #-3/5 (20x-15y)#?

1 Answer
Feb 25, 2017

Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

Multiply each term within the parenthesis by #color(red)(-3/5)#:

#color(red)(-3/5)(20x - 15y)# becomes:

#(color(red)(-3/5)xx 20x) - (color(red)(-3/5)xx 15y)#

#(color(red)(-3/cancel(5))xx color(red)(cancel(color(black)(20)))4x) - (color(red)(-3/cancel(5))xx color(red)(cancel(color(black)(15)))3y)#

#(-3 xx 4x) - (-3 xx 3y)#

#-12x - (-9y)#

#-12x + 9y#