How do you write the phrase as a variable expression: the product of -6 and the sum of a number and -1?

1 Answer
May 30, 2018

Answer:

#-6(x-1) or -6# x#(x-1)#

Explanation:

You can consider "the sum of a number and -1" as a single entity.
So the question is asking the product of -6 and sum of a number and -1

#=> -6# x (the sum of a number and -1)

Since, we don't know what the number is, we assume it as a variable (say x).

#=> -6 # x #(x+(-1))#
#=> -6# x #(x-1)#
Or, #-6(x-1)#

Hence the answer.

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