How do you use the distributive property to simplify #-3(s-7)#?

2 Answers
Jun 19, 2017

Answer:

See explanation.

Explanation:

To simplify such expression you have to multiply #-3# by all terms in the parenethesis:

#-3*(s-7)=-3*s-7*(-3)=-3s+21#

Jun 19, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

To simplify the expression using the distributive property multiply each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis:

#color(red)(-3)(x - 7) => (color(red)(-3) xx x) - (color(red)(-3) xx 7) => -3x - (-21) =>#

#-3x + 21#