# How do you simplify –(–(–7))?

Sep 11, 2015

The answer is $- 7$.

#### Explanation:

Perform the operations inside the parentheses first. The negative symbol represents $- 1$.

$- \left(- \left(- 7\right)\right)$$=$

$\left(\left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 7\right)\right)$$= \left(7\right)$

Then multiply $- 1$ times $7$ .

$- \left(7\right)$$=$

$- 7$