How do you simplify #2x-3(4x+7)#?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2017

Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

First, multiply each of the terms within the parenthesis by #color(red)(-3)#:

#2x color(red)( - 3)(4x + 7) = 2x - (color(red)(3) xx 4x) - (color(red)(3) xx 7) =#

#2x - 12x - 21#

Now, combine like terms:

#2x - 12x - 21 = (2 - 12)x - 21 =#

#-10x - 21#