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

1 Answer
Mar 9, 2017

Answer:

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:

#-2x + 7 + 6x - 4#

Next, group like terms:

#-2x + 6x + 7 - 4#

Now, combine like terms:

#(-2 + 6)x + (7 - 4)#

#4x + 3#