# How do you simplify 3(4x - 1) + 2(x + 4)?

Nov 17, 2015

=color(blue)(14x +5

#### Explanation:

3(4x−1)+2(x+4)

=3 * (4x) + 3 * (− 1)+ 2 * (x)+ 2 *(4)

$= 12 x - 3 + 2 x + 8$

$= 12 x + 2 x + 8 - 3$

=color(blue)(14x +5