# How do you simplify 2( x - 1) + 2x + 3?

Apr 14, 2018

$\implies 4 x + 1$

#### Explanation:

$2 \left(x - 1\right) + 2 x + 3$

We first distribute the $2$ into the quantity $x - 1$:

$2 x - 2 + 2 x + 3$

Now, we combine like-terms:

$\textcolor{b l u e}{2 x} \textcolor{red}{- 2} + \textcolor{b l u e}{2 x} + \textcolor{red}{3}$

$\implies 4 x + 1$