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What is the answer to this distributive property problem (7+x)*-4

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The distributive property is simply a way of stating to combine all terms. For the example you posted you would take -4 and divide it into all the compnonets in the parenthesis. So you would do

-4*7=-28

-4*x=-4x

as a result your answer could be written in two ways -28-4x or -4x-28

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Thank you very much. My grandson will appreciate this. I haven't been in school for 52 years and I can't help him with his high school math.

I apologize but there is one error you would multiply not divide. I am sorry for any confusion hopefully the examples i set were helpful. Again i apolkogize for the error. 

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