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What is -(8+5k)

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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!