# How do you simplify # -3[(x-2) + 5(x-2)]#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 31, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the terms within parenthesis within the brackets. Be sure to manage the signs of the individual terms correctly:

Next group and combine like terms within the brackets:

Now, multiple each term within the brackets by