# How do you simplify # [-5(8)] - 12#?

See the entire simplification process below:

Multiply the terms enclosed in brackets [] first.

Now "add" the two terms that are negative:

$-40 - 12 = -52#

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To simplify the expression [-5(8) - 12], you perform the operations inside the parentheses first, then proceed with the rest of the expression:

[ -5(8) = -40 ]

Now, substitute (-40) into the expression:

[ -40 - 12 = -52 ]

Therefore, the simplified expression is (-52).

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