# How do you simplify #3x ( x - 9) + 7( x - 9)#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 30, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the terms in parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parethesis:

Now, combine like terms:

Depending on the simplified form being requested this expression can also be factored as: