posted by WVSU .
I need help with this one too, same thing. Rewrite without parerntheses, then simplify if possible.
You do it, I will stay around for awhile and check you.
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)
Okay so you totally owned me, great job checking.
Go order of operations!!!
no. The last step is wrong
-16-4 is -20