# Math Help - is this right?

1. ## is this right?

I finished this problem only to find that the signs have changed and I am not sure why. Can someone please let me in on the secret?

2. ## Re: is this right?

No secret. The negative sign was factored out of the term $-2x-27$ and placed in front of the entire fraction in the last line.

3. ## Re: is this right?

ahhaa I actually didn't notice that negative sign at the beginning. I get it now... (a)(b)(-c) is the same at -(a)(b)(c) Thanks!