How do you simplify #3( - 3w - 8) + 3( - 8w + 2)#?

2 Answers
May 3, 2018

Answer:

#-33w-18#

Explanation:

Multiply both parenthesis by #3#, by multiplying each component of the parenthesis by #3#:

#3(-3w-8) = 3*(-3w) + 3*(-8) = -9w-24#

#3(-8w+2) = 3*(-8w) + 3*2 = -24w+6#

And then sum the two results:

#(-9w-24)+(-24w+6) =#

#=-9w-24-24w+6 = -33w-18#

May 3, 2018

Answer:

Answer = #-33w-18#

Explanation:

Simplify by opening the bracket first for each term.

#3(-3w-8) + 3(-8w+2)#
#(3xx(-3w)) - (3xx8) + (3xx(-8w)) +(3xx2)#
#(-9w-24)+(-24w+6)#
#-9w-24-24w+6#
#-33w-18#