# How do you simplify #2(x^2+2)-x+x^2+7#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 29, 2016

Use the distributive property, then combine like terms.

#### Explanation:

The distributive property states that a(b+c)=a⋅b+a⋅c. Let's use this to solve for

We now have

Next, just combine like terms to get our answer,