Posted by **WVSU** on Friday, January 23, 2009 at 8:58pm.

I need help with this one too, same thing. Rewrite without parerntheses, then simplify if possible.

-4(4+2p+5)+16

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**bobpursley**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:06pm
You do it, I will stay around for awhile and check you.

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**strawberryfields**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:13pm
-16-8p-20 +16

take -4 times 4 which equals -16

take -4 times 2p which equals 8p

take 5 times -4 which equals -20

then add 16 to the end.

simplify by adding -16, -20 and 16.

you get -8p - 20 (the -16 and +16 cancel each other out)

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**WVSU**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:14pm
okay thanks.

-4(4+2p+5)+16

-16-8p-20+16

-16-8p-4

-12-8p

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**strawberryfields**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:19pm
Okay so you totally owned me, great job checking.

Go order of operations!!!

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**bobpursley**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:19pm
no. The last step is wrong

-16-4 is -20

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**strawberryfields**, Friday, January 23, 2009 at 9:22pm
oops.

sorry, WVSU

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