## _TylerTaughtMe 3 years ago Simplify −(6p + 12) 6p − 12 6p + 12 −6p + 12 −6p − 12

1. tjones89

when you have a minus sign next to parentheses like that its the same thing as this: \[(-1)(6p + 12)\]

2. tjones89

and now you just have to distribute that negative one to each term inside the parentheses

3. _TylerTaughtMe

I Dont Get It ...

4. tjones89

which part? changing the minus sign to negative one or distributing?

5. uglymanity23

Parenthesis means nothing when they are surrounding a number, or a group of numbers, when not used in a longer problem. For example, -(6) is just -6. Or -(a+b) is still -a+b.

6. tjones89

-(a + b) does not equal -a + b, you must distribute the negative sign to each term in the parentheses

7. uglymanity23

Right, sorry. You corrected that for me, haha. Saw that wrong.

8. anas2000

Simplify −(6p + 12) =>(-6p - 12) ◄ Ans 6p − 12 ← same 6p + 12 ← same −6p + 12 => -(6p + 12) => (-6p - 12) ◄ Ans −6p − 12 =>-(6p -12) => (-6p + 12) ◄ Ans

9. whitt

(-1x 6p) + (-1x12) =-6p -12. See how that works?

10. _TylerTaughtMe

Yea