How do you simplify #5t − 3(1 + t) #?

2 Answers
Apr 5, 2018

Answer:

#2t - 3#

Here's how I did it:

Explanation:

#5t - 3(1+t)#

The first thing we want to do is distribute (multiply) the #-3# to everything in the parenthesis:
#-3 * 1 = -3#
#-3 * t = -3t#

And when we combine them we get #-3 - 3t#. Now the expression is:
#5t - 3 - 3t#

Now we do #5t-3t#:
#2t - 3# (final simplified answer)

Apr 5, 2018

Answer:

Your answer is #2t - 3 #

Explanation:

Firstly open up the bracket #- 3(1 +t ) # this is equal to #-3 -3t #. I am sure you noticed the sign change this is because minus times plus equals minus. Your equation know is # 5t -3 -3t # which is then #5t -3t - 3 #. The simplification is #2t - 3 #. Hope this helps