# How do you combine like terms in 5m ( m + 5) - 2+ 4( m - 6)?

Oct 9, 2016

The answer is $5 {m}^{2} + 29 m - 26$.

#### Explanation:

First, you must distribute the $5 m$ and the $4$. Then you can combine the like terms.

$5 m \left(m + 5\right) - 2 + 4 \left(m - 6\right)$
$5 {m}^{2} + 25 m - 2 + 4 m - 24$
$5 {m}^{2} + 25 m + 4 m - 2 - 24$
$5 {m}^{2} + 29 m - 26$