# How do you simplify? 5x+1(x+5+15) = x+5(5x+1+35)

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

We have:

One way we can simplify this is to work through the Order of Operations:

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Our question has

We've taken

And now

We've simplified the expression, so now we need a bit of algebra. Let's move terms so we have

Now let's check our answer:

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We could also have done this:

distribute first:

then combine like terms:

and then solve in the normal way.