# How do you combine like terms in (- 2x + 7) - ( - 6x + 4)?

Mar 9, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, remove all of the terms from within the parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

$- 2 x + 7 + 6 x - 4$

Next, group like terms:

$- 2 x + 6 x + 7 - 4$

Now, combine like terms:

$\left(- 2 + 6\right) x + \left(7 - 4\right)$

$4 x + 3$