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

2 Answers
May 30, 2018

Answer:

#-5x+10#

Explanation:

Expanding we get
#-5x+(-5)*(-2)=-5x+10#

May 30, 2018

Answer:

#-5x +10#

Explanation:

In order to simplify the expression #-5(x-2)#

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(x-2)#

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#(-5)(x)-(-5)(2)#
#-5x +10#