# How do you simplify 2(8+x)+2x-x?

Mar 1, 2018

The result is $16 + 3 x$.

#### Explanation:

Use the distributive property to expand the parentheses, and then combine the like terms:

$\textcolor{red}{2 \left(8 + x\right)} + 2 x - x$

$\textcolor{red}{2 \cdot 8 + 2 \cdot x} + 2 x - x$

$16 + 2 x + 2 x - x$

$16 + 4 x - x$

$16 + 3 x$

$3 x + 16$

#### Explanation:

to simplify $2 \left(8 + x\right) + 2 x - x$
$16 + 2 x + 2 x - x$
$16 + 4 x - x$
$16 + 3 x$
writing in standard form for polynomials
$3 x + 16$

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