# How do you simplify 7 – 4(x – 3) – 5x?

Dec 9, 2015

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#### Explanation:

$7 - 4 \left(x - 3\right) - 5 x$

$= 7 - 4 \cdot \left(x\right) - \left(4\right) \cdot \left(- 3\right) - 5 x$

$= 7 - 4 x + 12 - 5 x$

$= 7 + 12 - 5 x - 4 x$

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