# How do you simplify 2(a-4)+15?

Jun 26, 2018

$2 a + 7$

#### Explanation:

Open the brackets first and simplify further as shown below:

$2 \left(a - 4\right) + 15$

$2 a - \left(2 \times 4\right) + 15$

$2 a - 8 + 15$

$2 a + 7$ -----> This is the last stage, cannot be simplified further.