Distributing a Negative Sign into Parentheses

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to distribute a negative sign into parentheses. Many students forget to distribute the negative sign because they assume there's a number in front of the parentheses. However, we can always imagine that the number one is in front of the parentheses to help us distribute the negative sign. By distributing the negative sign, we can simplify the expression and avoid common mistakes.

Lesson Description:

What do I do when there is a negative sign outside the parentheses

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I get rid of the parentheses when there is a negative sign in front of them?
  • How do I get rid of the parentheses in -(y-p)?
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    This lesson shows how to distribute a negative sign through parentheses.