How do you simplify # - 4(x+y)#?

1 Answer
Jan 17, 2017

Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

To simplify this expression multiply each term inside the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

#color(red)(-4)(color(blue)(x) + color(blue)(y)) ->#

#(color(red)(-4) xx color(blue)(x)) + (color(red)(-4) xx color(blue)(y)) ->#

#-4x - 4y#