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

$3 x + 2 y - \left(5 x + 2 y\right) = - 2 x$
$3 x + 2 y - \left(5 x + 2 y\right) = 3 x + 2 y - 5 x - 2 y = - 2 x$