# How do you simplify #(12x+20) - (10x+2)#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 5, 2016

#### Answer:

2x + 18

#### Explanation:

The first step is to remove the brackets.

hence : 12x + 20 -10x - 2

now collect 'like terms'

#color(red)(12x-10x)+color(blue)(20-2)=2x+18#

Jul 5, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Remove the brackets first. Remember that the negative sign will change the signs in the second bracket.