# How do you simplify #4 (2a + 2) - 17#?

##### 1 Answer

May 3, 2016

#### Explanation:

ohai

I'll explain as to how

First of all, following order of operations, open the brackets first

Now, as you see here, we multiplied 4 with both values in the brackets, as we're supposed to do since we opened the brackets, and the equation, less simplified looked like

Thus, now that we opened the brackets, lets see the like terms over here

The like terms over here are 8 and -17, and 8a, by itself since it's the only one with a variable along with it

So now, since we have the like terms together, lets simplify more

How to? Of course, by calculating 8 - 17

Aaaaand..... that's our answer