# How do you simplify #28x+14+4x+16#? And if #x=4#, is the solution to both expressions the same?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

First, you combine like terms so that would be

Then you would substitute

If you multiply

#### Answer:

Simplified, the expression is

This is the same as

If

#### Explanation:

Simplify

**To simplify this expression, combine the like terms.**

Sometimes it's easier to combine like terms if you collect them first by grouping them like with like.

1) Collect the like terms.

When you shuffle the terms around, you have to bring their signs with them.

2) Combine like terms

You can factor this expression if you want, but I don't know if you'd consider that more or less simplified

Let

If they don't come out the same, then there was a math mistake during the simplifying and the answer would be wrong.

**Original expression**

1) Sub in

2) Clear the parentheses by multiplying

3) Combine like terms

**Simplified expression**

1) Sub in

2) Clear the parentheses

3) Combine like terms

**Factored expression**

1) Sub in

2) Clear the inner parentheses

3) Combine like terms inside the parentheses

4) Clear the parentheses