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  • 3 years ago

Simplify −(6p + 12) 6p − 12 6p + 12 −6p + 12 −6p − 12

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  1. tjones89
    • 3 years ago
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    when you have a minus sign next to parentheses like that its the same thing as this: \[(-1)(6p + 12)\]

  2. tjones89
    • 3 years ago
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    and now you just have to distribute that negative one to each term inside the parentheses

  3. _TylerTaughtMe
    • 3 years ago
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    I Dont Get It ...

  4. tjones89
    • 3 years ago
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    which part? changing the minus sign to negative one or distributing?

  5. uglymanity23
    • 3 years ago
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    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
    • 3 years ago
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    -(a + b) does not equal -a + b, you must distribute the negative sign to each term in the parentheses

  7. uglymanity23
    • 3 years ago
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    Right, sorry. You corrected that for me, haha. Saw that wrong.

  8. anas2000
    • 3 years ago
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    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
    • 3 years ago
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    (-1x 6p) + (-1x12) =-6p -12. See how that works?

  10. _TylerTaughtMe
    • 3 years ago
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    Yea

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