# How do you simplify 4x+4(9x-2)-3?

Jan 20, 2017

Simplify the middle term first.

#### Explanation:

$4 x + 4 \left(9 x - 2\right) - 3$

Multiply $4 \left(9 x - 2\right)$ to get $36 x - 8$

$4 x + 36 x - 8 - 3$

Add like terms together to get;

$40 x - 12$