# How do you use the distributive property to simplify (a-6)(-5)?

Sep 7, 2017

$- 5 a + 30$

#### Explanation:

$\text{each term inside the factor "(a-6)" is multiplied by - 5}$

$\Rightarrow \left(a - 6\right) \left(\textcolor{red}{- 5}\right)$

$= \left(a \times \textcolor{red}{- 5}\right) + \left(- 6 \times \textcolor{red}{- 5}\right) \leftarrow \textcolor{b l u e}{\text{ distributive property}}$

$= - 5 a + 30$