## rareangel1112 2 years ago Use the distributive property to simplify the expression below: The quantity of negative 5 times x minus 10 all divided by negative 5

1. skullpatrol

any ideas?

2. rareangel1112

none whatsoever thats y im asking you

3. skullpatrol

Do you know what the distributive property is?

4. skullpatrol

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5. skullpatrol

Any questions so far?

6. rareangel1112

nope

7. skullpatrol

What would you do next?

8. rareangel1112

divide the negative 5x by -5?

9. skullpatrol

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

10. skullpatrol

@rareangel1112 what about the 10?

11. rareangel1112

is the answer x-10

12. skullpatrol

No.

13. skullpatrol

Do you want to learn how to do this?

14. skullpatrol

or guess?

15. rareangel1112

oh wait i got it x-2

16. rareangel1112

i think im right because used the formula

17. skullpatrol

x + 2 is the answer.

18. rareangel1112

how did u get that?

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20. rareangel1112

okay im following'

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22. skullpatrol

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