# How do you simplify -5(x-2)?

May 30, 2018

$- 5 x + 10$

#### Explanation:

Expanding we get
$- 5 x + \left(- 5\right) \cdot \left(- 2\right) = - 5 x + 10$

May 30, 2018

$- 5 x + 10$

#### Explanation:

In order to simplify the expression $- 5 \left(x - 2\right)$

You would use the distributive property and multiply the term on the outside of the parenthesis to each of the terms inside of the parenthesis.

$- 5 \left(x - 2\right)$

$\left(- 5\right) \left(x\right) - \left(- 5\right) \left(2\right)$
$- 5 x + 10$