# How do you simplify -(4+m)?

Apr 12, 2018

$- 4 - m$

#### Explanation:

You will need to distribute a $- 1$ to the $4$ and $m$:

$1$. Rewrite it to see the $- 1$
$- 1$$\cdot$$\left(4 + m\right)$
$2$. Distribute the $- 1$
$\left(- 1\right) 4 + \left(- 1\right) m$
$3$. Multiply
$- 4 - m$

I hope that helps!

Apr 12, 2018

$- 4 - m$

#### Explanation:

The $-$ is really $- 1$ but no one writes out the $1$ because it's useless.
The only thing you really need to do in this problem is distribute the $- 1$ to each of the variables in the parenthesis

For this problem you have to multiply the $- 1$ to the $4$ and $m$
$- 1 \left(4 + m\right)$ becomes $- 4 - m$