How do you simplify #7+2 (4x - 3)#?
The answer is
First you have to multiply each number in the parenthesis with the number 2, because that is the number directly in front of it
(remember, when you have a - and a + they become -).
You than end up with
Then you can finish by subtracting 6 from 7 to get 1. You can't change the 8x because you don't know which number the x stands for.