How do you simplify #35a + 5n + 2(n - 1)#?

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2018

Answer:

#35a + 7n - 2#

Here's how I did it:

Explanation:

#35a + 5n + 2(n-1)#

First, let's distribute #2(n-1)#:
#35a + 5n + 2n - 2#

To simplify this, we have to combine like terms:
#35a + 7n - 2#

Since there are no more like terms, we can no longer simplify this. So that is the answer.

Hope this helps!