# How do you combine like terms in 5( x + 6) - 8x?

Mar 9, 2018

The answer is $- 3 x + 30$

#### Explanation:

First, expand

$5 \left(x + 6\right) = 5 \left(x\right) + 5 \left(6\right)$

So

$5 \left(x + 6\right) - 8 x$

$= 5 \left(x\right) + 5 \left(6\right) - 8 x$

$= 5 x + 30 - 8 x$

$= 5 x - 8 x + 30$

$= - 3 x + 30$