# How do you simplify 13(19 – x)?

May 1, 2018

$247 - 13 x$

#### Explanation:

Expand brackets to simplify:

$13 \left(19 - x\right) = 247 - 13 x$

To find $x$:

$247 - 13 x = 0$

$246 = 13 x$

$\frac{247}{13} = x$

$x = 19$

May 1, 2018

I'm pretty sure $13 \left(19 - x\right)$ is the simplest form you can go.
Refer explanation.

#### Explanation:

Normally, if this was a simplification related question, it would be like ' Simplify $247 - 13 x$ ' and you would pull the common factor out which is $13$ to obtain the simplest form of the equation.

This looks like an evaluate-question where you need to multiply $13$ to both terms inside the bracket which are $19$ & $x$.

Thus, your answer would be $247 - 13 x$

If I'm wrong, please do correct me.

May 1, 2018

When we are talking about these... we can simply say
$a \left(b \pm c\right) = a b \pm a c$ to any number of terms
So..
$13 \left(19 - x\right) = 13 \times 19 - 13 \times x$
$13 \left(19 - x\right) = 247 - 13 x$