# How do you simplify #2(3/4x+7)+(-3)(1/2x+(-5))#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 5, 2017

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Noting that +(-) can be replaced by - we can rewrite the expression as.

#2(3/4x+7)-3(1/2x-5)# distributing the brackets.

#=color(red)(3/2x)color(blue)(+14)color(red)(-3/2x)color(blue)(+15# collecting like terms and simplifying.

#=color(red)(3/2x-3/2x)color(blue)(+14+15)#

#=0+29=29#