How do you simplify #-7(n-5)-3#?

1 Answer
May 20, 2018

Answer:

#-7n + 32#

Explanation:

#-7(n-5)-3#

First, use the distributive property as shown here to expand #-7(n-5)#:
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Following this image, we know that:
#color(blue)(-7(n-5) = (-7 * n) + (-7 * -5) = -7n + 35)#

Now put that back into the complete expression:
#-7n + 35 - 3#

Simplify #color(blue)(35-3)#:
#-7n + 32#

Hope this helps!