Shaytan wrote:
Because the exemple illustrates negative integers and distributive property ?

thestrangequark wrote:
Asbo Zaprudder wrote:
...or 4 x 24, which makes obtaining the answer trivial.

did you miss the part where I said I am bad a math, I will try again, I am worst than stupid when its comes to math.
The answer's not the point, though. Learning about distributive property is.

Yes. I have learned recently to not worry so much about finding an answer but learning the process and many different ways to look at it, one of the reasons I bought this book, saw it the reviews that it explained different ways to do math.