# How do you combine 8( 3x + 8) - 7( 6- x )?

Mar 13, 2018

Distributive Property

#### Explanation:

Multiply the $8$ by $3 x$ and $8$ to get $24 x + 64$
Multiply the $- 7$ by $6$ and $- x$ to get $- 42 + 7 x$
Combine to get $24 x + 64 - 42 + 7 x$, which can be simplified to:
$31 x + 22$

Mar 13, 2018

$31 x + 20$

#### Explanation:

Here are the steps:
$8 \left(3 x + 8\right) - 7 \left(6 - x\right)$

First, you distribute the $8$ and $7$.
$24 x + 64 - 42 + 7 x$

Then, you combine like terms.
$31 x + 22$