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-6(4x+9)

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  1. -24x-54 is the simplified answer of that expression.

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    posted by Kid
  2. -24x+54, not -54

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  3. A negative times a positive is negative.

    Kid is right.

  4. Distributive property:
    -6(4x)=-24x
    -6(9)=-54

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    posted by Ronald
  5. The "-" is from the 6. Because -6(4x+9) is basically (-6)(4x)+(-6)(9) = (-24x)+(-54) = -24x-54. If you are adding a negative value, you are basically subtracting that value.

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    posted by Kid

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