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 Question 14438: hi can you please help me with this question...it says: substitute a=-12 and b=-2 to find the value of this expression 2(a-5b) thank youFound 2 solutions by queenbuc, dolphingurl:Answer by queenbuc(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To solve substitute the letters for the numbers. Everywhere you see a, put in -12 Everywhere you see b, put in a -2 2(a-5b)= ? 2(-12- 5(-2))= 2(-12--10)= 2(-12+10)= 2(-2)=-4 Answer by dolphingurl(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To solve substitute the letters for the numbers. Everywhere you see a, put in -12 Everywhere you see b, put in a -2 2(a-5b)= ? 2(-12- 5(-2))= 2(-12--10)= 2(-12+10)= 2(-2)=-4