# How do you simplify 18 + 5(2x - 1) + 3?

Apr 24, 2016

$= 10 x + 16$

#### Explanation:

$18 + \textcolor{b l u e}{5} \left(2 x - 1\right) + 3$

$= 18 + \textcolor{b l u e}{5} \cdot \left(2 x\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{5} \cdot \left(- 1\right) + 3$

$= 18 + 10 x - 5 + 3$

Grouping like terms:

$= 10 x + \left(18 - 5 + 3\right)$

$= 10 x + 16$