# How do you simplify -5(7a-6)?

Mar 15, 2017

$30 - 35 a$

#### Explanation:

To gain the answer you need to multiply every item in the brackets by the amount outside the brackets (in this case that is $- 5$).

#(-5)(7a-6)

$= \left(- 5\right) 7 a + \left(- 5\right) \left(- 6\right)$

$= - 35 a + 30$

The above is a perfectly acceptable answer but for tidiness, I have rearranged so that it isn't leading with a minus:

$= 30 - 35 a$