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What is -(8+5k)

i need help on combining like terns, can you help me?

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Emily W. | Math Tutor - GRE SAT ACT ASVAB K-12Math Tutor - GRE SAT ACT ASVAB K-12
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Hi Kaitlyn,
 
If you are wanting to work out -(8+5k) I will include the steps.
 
So you have to factor in the negative (-). You do this by treating the (-) as a (-1).
 
So first multiply (-1) with the first number within the parentheses (x).
(-1) X 8 = -8
 
Then multiply (-1) with the following number (5k).
(-1) X 5k= -5k
 
Finally combine your two parts to form -8-5k.
 
Since -8 and -5k do not share the same variable you cannot combine them any further.
 
Thus, your final answer is -8-5k.
 
I hope this helps!

Emily