Dennis S. answered • 11/12/13

If I can understand math, YOU can understand it

Breindy F.

asked • 02/05/13Please simplify the following expression:

-(9x-3)

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Dennis S. answered • 11/12/13

If I can understand math, YOU can understand it

You're all on the right track, but is there some

stipulation that the term with the variable come first?

Nobody seemed to want to flip the terms.

Isn't 3-9x simpler than

3(1-3x) or even

-9x+3

?

Granted, they're all equivalent, but

keystroke for keystroke,

3-9x

has all the rest beat.

Abdul O. answered • 10/07/13

Abdul O. MATH TUTOR

NEG * NEG = POS

NEG * POS = NEG

POS * NEG = NEG

POS * POS = POS

REMEMBER THIS AND U CANT GO WRONG

Sonia A. answered • 07/26/13

Reach for the stars, but keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.

-(9x-3) =-1(9x)- -1(3)

Rule: negative X positive =negative, and you are distributing -1. So -1 X 9x = -9x and -1 X 3 =-3

Now you will simplify -9x - (-3)

When subtracting integers, change the subtraction sign to an addition sign, then change the sign of the number being subtracted to the opposite. Or to make it simpler, when subtracting integers, subtract the opposite. This becomes -9x - the opposite of -3 which is +3. Since 9 has a variable, you cannot subtract the 3 from the 9.

Therefore the answer is -9x + 3

Keeho L. answered • 06/27/13

Tutor for all Mathematics, including SAT Math

When simplifying this expression, remember that the negative sign outside the parentheses represents a distributive property and the negative in front is actually a -1. Then distribute it out:

(-1)(9x) - (-1)(3)

Remember that negative time negative is positive:

-9x + 3

Jennifer T. answered • 06/16/13

Jennifer T. - Math, Science and Reading Tutor!

The negative sign needs to be applied to each term, so -(9x-3) = -9x+3

Then, you can divide 3 from both terms, so -9x+3 = -3(3x-1) I hope this helps!

David O. answered • 03/25/13

Math, English and Test Prep Tutor

Michel C. answered • 02/22/13

Accounting and Indonesian language

If you solve the equation -(9x-3) = -9x+3

So to simplify this equation and to prevent you from making mistake, you can simplify the answer of the equation. So the answer will be:

-9x+3 = -3(3x-1)

Sara H. answered • 02/05/13

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry Tutor

When simplifying this expresion, remember that the negative in front is really a -1. So you need to distribute the -1 to each term.

-(9x - 3)

-1(9x - 3)

(-1)(9x) - (-1)(3)

Then multiply each term to simplify. I hope this helps!

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