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

1 Answer
Mar 15, 2017

Answer:

#30-35a#

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)

#=(-5)7a+(-5)(-6)#

#=-35a+30#

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

#=30-35a#