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How do I use the distributive property to write (e+f)(-5) as an equivalent algebraic expression?

• algebra -

just think of the way you do it with numbers

5(2+3) = 5*2 + 5*3 = 10 + 15 = 25

(e+f)(-5) = e(-5) + f(-5) = -5e -5f

• hands on variables -

n+2x10 when n=5

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