# How do you simplify -5(10x+1)?

Apr 3, 2017

$= - 50 x - 5$

#### Explanation:

Remove the brackets by using the distributive law.

$- 5 \left(10 x + 1\right) \text{ } \leftarrow$multiply each term by $- 5$

$= - 50 x - 5$

Apr 3, 2017

multiply $- 5 \cdot 10 x \mathmr{and} - 5 \cdot 1$
u get $- 50 x - 5$