How do you combine #-4( - 8x - 8) + 12x#?

2 Answers
Feb 5, 2018

Answer:

See below...

Explanation:

First we must expand the brackets.

#therefore -4(-8x-8) = 32x+32#

This gives the expression #32x+32+12x#

Now we collect the like terms.

#therefore 32x+32+12x = 44x+32#

Feb 5, 2018

Answer:

#44x+32#

Explanation:

Start off by multiplying out the brackets:

#-4 xx -8x=32x#

#-4 xx -8=32#

Putting these values back in, and replacing the bracket we get...

#32x+32+12x#

Combining like terms we get...

#32x+12x=44x#

#44x+32#