# math

posted by
**katherine**
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So I've been having trouble solving some problems.

Mainly problems that look like this

5-(t+3)=-1+2(t-3)

what causes problems is the 5- part.

I asked my teacher for help, and he gave me a hint, which is to distribute a -1 like 5+(-1)(t)+(-1)(3)

But I still don't get it?

Can someone explain how to do this, or show me the steps?