How do you simplify #2[3(3x +1)+ 2( 2x +5)] + 3[1+ 4(x+2)+5x]#?

1 Answer
Oct 3, 2016

Answer:

#53x+53#

Explanation:

Notice that there are 2 terms.
Start my removing the brackets within each term using the distributive law

#color(red)(2[3(3x +1)+ 2( 2x +5)] )+ color(blue)(3([1+ 4(x+2)+5x]#

=#color(red)(2[9x +3+ 4x +10)] + color(blue)(3[1+ 4x+8+5x]" "larr#simplify

=#color(red)(2[13x +13)] + color(blue)(3[9x+9])" "larr#remove brackets

=#26x+26 +27x+27" "larr# simplify

=#53x +53#