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Use the distributive property to rewrite the expression without parenthses: -(r-2-8p). How do I do this?

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Hi Darian;
-(r-2-8p)
This can also be written as...
-1(r-2-8p)
Instead of a minus sign as a coefficient, there is now a -1.  It is the same thing...
Let's distribute...
(-1)(r)=-r
(-1)(-2)=2, negative multiplied by a negative is positive.
(-1)(-8p)=8p, negative multiplied by a negative is positive.
-r+2+8p