# SOLUTION: I can't solve this problem, can you help me? Your correct answer will help me understand what I am doing wrong. Thank you. -8n-8(-4-2n)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Distributive-associative-commutative-properties Question 508773: I can't solve this problem, can you help me? Your correct answer will help me understand what I am doing wrong. Thank you. -8n-8(-4-2n)Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Well, it is not an equation unless there is an '=' sign. . The expression can be simplified, but it cannot be solved. . -8n -8(-4-2n) = -8n +32 +16n = 8n + 32 = 8(n+4) . The point of a problem like this is perhaps to reinforce the concept that a negative times a negative is a positive. . Done.