rareangel1112
Use the distributive property to simplify the expression below:
The quantity of negative 5 times x minus 10 all divided by negative 5



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any ideas?

rareangel1112
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none whatsoever thats y im asking you

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Do you know what the distributive property is?

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dw:1355969612511:dw

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Any questions so far?

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nope

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What would you do next?

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divide the negative 5x by 5?

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Distributive property of multiplication with respect to subtraction:
a(b  c) = ab  ac

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@rareangel1112 what about the 10?

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is the answer x10

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No.

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Do you want to learn how to do this?

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or guess?

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oh wait i got it x2

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i think im right because used the formula

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x + 2 is the answer.

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how did u get that?

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dw:1355970836613:dw

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okay im following'

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Distributive property of multiplication with respect to subtraction:
a(b  c) = ab  ac