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

Apr 13, 2018

$35 a + 7 n - 2$

Here's how I did it:

#### Explanation:

$35 a + 5 n + 2 \left(n - 1\right)$

First, let's distribute $2 \left(n - 1\right)$:
$35 a + 5 n + 2 n - 2$

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

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

Hope this helps!