anonymous
  • anonymous
Simplify −(6p + 12) 6p − 12 6p + 12 −6p + 12 −6p − 12
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anonymous
  • anonymous
when you have a minus sign next to parentheses like that its the same thing as this: \[(-1)(6p + 12)\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
and now you just have to distribute that negative one to each term inside the parentheses
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anonymous
  • anonymous
which part? changing the minus sign to negative one or distributing?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
-(a + b) does not equal -a + b, you must distribute the negative sign to each term in the parentheses
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right, sorry. You corrected that for me, haha. Saw that wrong.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
(-1x 6p) + (-1x12) =-6p -12. See how that works?
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Yea

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