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# How do you simplify -s-s-s-s-s?

How do you simplify -s-s-s-s-s?

Answer 1

-5 s

#### Explanation:

Thinks about your $s$ to be a 1
$- 1 \times 5$ = -5
Therefore, you have -5s

$- 5 s$

#### Explanation:

Multiplication is the short cut for repeated addition.

So $3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3$ can be written as $5 \times 3$

$x + x + x + x + x + x + x$ can be written as $7 \times x$

In this case we have $- s - s - s - s - s$ which can be written as $5 \times \left(- s\right)$.

This simplifies to $- 5 s$

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