How do you simplify #-2 + 6( -7w + 9)#?

1 Answer
Jun 9, 2018

Answer:

#52 - 42w#

Explanation:

#-2+6(-7w+9)#

First, use the distributive property (shown below) to simplify #6(-7w+9)#:
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Following this image, we know that:
#color(blue)(6(-7w+9) = (6 * -7w) + (6 * 9) = -42w + 54)#

Put it back into the expression:
#-2 - 42w + 54#

Combine #-2# and #54# to get your final answer:
#52 - 42w#

Hope this helps!