In this lesson, you'll learn about opposites and the distributive property. You'll discover that the opposite of a number or variable, depending on what it is, can be positive or negative. You'll also learn how to distribute expressions or a negative sign inside parentheses. The lesson covers examples of how to simplify expressions, solve equations, and even how to determine if the sum of three consecutive integers can equal a given value.
Learn what it means to have the opposite of a number or a variable, and learn how to distribute expressions or a negative sign inside of parentheses.