How do you simplify #7+2 (4x - 3)#?

1 Answer
Apr 14, 2015

The answer is #8x+1#


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 #7+8x-6#

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.