# How do you simplify 4(3x+5) - 2(5x-1)?

Jun 9, 2016

$2 x + 22$

#### Explanation:

To simplify $4 \left(3 x + 5\right) - 2 \left(5 x - 1\right)$

Begin by using the distributive property to get rid of the parenthesis

$4 \left(3 x + 5\right) - 2 \left(5 x - 1\right)$

$4 \left(3 x\right) + 4 \left(5\right) - 2 \left(5 x\right) - 2 \left(- 1\right)$

$12 x + 20 - 10 x + 2$

Now combine like terms

$12 x - 10 x + 20 + 2$

$2 x + 22$