# How do you use the distributive property to simplify (r + 3)(-5)?

Jun 30, 2018

$- 5 r - 15$

#### Explanation:

$\left(r + 3\right) \left(- 5\right)$

To simplify this, let's use the distributive property:

Following this image, we know that:
$\textcolor{b l u e}{\left(r + 3\right) \left(- 5\right) = \left(r \cdot - 5\right) + \left(3 \cdot - 5\right) = - 5 r - 15}$

Hope this helps!