# How do you simplify 2x-5x+3?

Apr 14, 2018

$- 3 x + 3$

#### Explanation:

To simplify this, we combine like terms.

Let's color code the like terms:
$\textcolor{red}{2 x} \quad \textcolor{red}{- \quad 5 x} \quad + \quad 3$

We know that $2 x$ and $- 5 x$ are like terms, so we combine them and get:
$- 3 x + 3$

Hope this helps!