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Distributive property question  TOPIC_SOLVED

Can any one tell me why the answer to this problem: - (5x + 7) is

= -5x - 7

and not

= -5x + (-7)

Greatly appreciated if you can tell me. Thanks in advance.
by jr8181t
on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:20 am
 
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: Distributive property question
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