Ive tried everything but i just cant do it

Hi Serge;

-m-3+m+5

This can also be written as...

-(m+3)+(m+5)

The first parenthetical equation has a coefficient of -1. In the equation you provided, it is distributed.

Ive tried everything but i just cant do it

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Middletown, CT

Hi Serge;

-m-3+m+5

This can also be written as...

-(m+3)+(m+5)

The first parenthetical equation has a coefficient of -1. In the equation you provided, it is distributed.

Orlando, FL

Well, I would be happy to answer -- but your problem doesn't make any sense

If you are wanting to use distributive property, there are typically parenthesis in the problem

For example, if your problem looks like

(m - 3)(m + 5)

Then you distribute every member of the 1st to every member of the 2nd

(m x m) + (m x 5) + (-3 x m) + (-3 x 5)

m^2 + 5m - 3m - 15

Combine like terms (5m and 3m)

m^2 + 2m - 15 would be the ANSWER

so if you post the exact problem, I would be happy to help ...

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