# How do you simplify #5(b - 6) + 9#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 10, 2018

5b - 21

#### Explanation:

Use the concept of BEDMAS

Brackets

Exponents

Division

Multiplication

Addition

Subtraction

So we check the B first

b-6 cannot be simplified do we continue to the next step

there is no exponent

there is no division

There is multiplaction, so you mutiply 5 with b and -6 giving you

these steps

5(b−6)+9

=5b-30+9

= 5b-21

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