# SOLUTION: I am trying to help my daughter & I am so confused by "simplify the variable expression, here is the problem... (5)(-x) what is the answer & how do we do this? please help

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 8877: I am trying to help my daughter & I am so confused by "simplify the variable expression, here is the problem... (5)(-x) what is the answer & how do we do this? please helpAnswer by rapaljer(4667)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(5)(-x) Since there is no sign between the 5 and the -x, it means to multiply. Since you are multiplying a postivie times a negative (opposite signs!), the answer is negative, and the product of 5 times x is 5x. Final answer, -5x R^2 at SCC