Posted by **Sir Galahad** on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 10:58pm.

Can someone assist help me with the following?

Simplify the expression:

6-(8+3i)

The answer is -2-3i, but I do not understand why.

Think of the -sign outside of the parantheses as a -1. So, you need the distributive law and multiply -1 x 8 =

-8. Then -1 x 3i = -3i.

So you have 6 + (-8) + (-3i)

-2 - 3i

Oh, thank you! That makes lots of sense. :)

you're welcome!

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra - 1. Use the Distributive Property to simplify the expression. (-1) (4-c...
- Algebra - 1. Use the Distributive Property to simplify the expression. (-1)(4-c...
- Distributive property - How would I multiply these expression? 6(h-4) -3(x+8) -...
- Math 012 Help - I need help with this problem. I have to use the distributie ...
- math - Write an algebraic expression that requires each of the following ...
- Algebra - Can someone help me with this please. Andrew factored the expression ...
- algebra - hey i need some help with a couple of questions please..... change all...
- Algebra - 1) For which of the following functions is f(-5) = 2 ? a)f(x) = x +7 b...
- Algebra - Use the distributive property to simplify the expression 4x24. A.12 B....
- Algebra - 1.Use the distributive property to simplify the expression. (-1)(4-c) ...

More Related Questions