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

Nov 5, 2015

$12 x - 2$

Explanation:

First distribute the 3
$3 \cdot 1 = 3$
$3 \cdot 4 x = 12 x$

Leaving you with:
$- 5 + 3 + 12 x$

Finally combine the numbers with no variables
$- 2 + 12 x$