How do you simplify #(3x + 2x - 2) + ( 4x - 2x + 8)#?

1 Answer
Jun 19, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

First, remove all of the terms from parenthesis. Be careful to handle the signs of each individual term correctly:

#3x + 2x - 2 + 4x - 2x + 8#

Next, group like terms:

#3x + 2x + 4x - 2x - 2 + 8#

Now, combine like terms:

#(3 + 2 + 4 - 2)x + (-2 + 8)#

#7x + 6#