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what is the answer to -2(w+8)

Its a math question. Using distributive property.

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Tamara J. | Math Tutoring - Algebra and Calculus (all levels)Math Tutoring - Algebra and Calculus (al...
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all you have to do here is multiply by the -2

so, -2(w+8) would become (-2*w) + (-2*8) which equals 

(-2w) + (-16) = -2w - 16

Kim M. | New tutor wants to help your child succeed!New tutor wants to help your child succe...

In the Distributive Property you obtain the answer by multiplying each component inside the bracket by the number outside the bracket and then adding together.  For instance, 3(4+x) = 3*4 +3*x = 12+3x.