simplify the expression
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2(3x-6)-(5x+3) Distribute the 2 to the first part of the expression
(6x-12)-(5x+3) Distribute the - to the second part of the expression
6x-12 -5x-3 Put like terms together
x-15 This is the final answer
thank you for helping me with this problem i understand it all the way up to when the 3 turns to negative I'm not sure why it does that and doesn't continue to stay positive
No problem! Let me see if I can explain it another way.
For the moment, let's ignore all of the problem except for -(5x+3).
When there is a minus (or negative sign) in front of parenthesis it acts as a -1.
Let's rewrite it as -1(5x+3)
When we distribute we see :
(-1)(5x) + (-1)(3)
As you can notice, it looks weird to have the plus sign there. So, we can simply make it as
Does that make more sense?
yes it does thank you
Awesome! I'm glad I could help.
im having some more trouble....
Don't let the 5.5 and the 1.4 confuse you. It works just the same
-16.5x-33-2.8x+5.6 (remember a negative multiplied by another negative is positive)
19.3x-27.4 (final answer)
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