# How do you simplify  - 5x + 4- 9x - 10?

Nov 18, 2017

#### Answer:

$- 14 x - 6$

#### Explanation:

Identify and combine like terms

$\textcolor{red}{- 5 x} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 4} \textcolor{red}{- 9 x} \textcolor{b l u e}{- 10}$

$\textcolor{red}{- 5 x - 9 x} \textcolor{b l u e}{+ 4 - 10}$

$\textcolor{red}{- 14 x} \textcolor{b l u e}{- 6}$