How do you simplify -7 + g + 1-6g?

Oct 24, 2015

$- 5 g - 6$

Explanation:

first, rearrange the terms so that like terms (ones with the same variable [and raised to the same power, but that doesn't apply here]) are next to one another.

$+ g - 6 g - 7 + 1$

we don't need to show the + sign in from of the g, because we assume it's positive unless there's a - sign

$g - 6 g - 7 + 1$

next, combine the like terms

$g - 6 g = - 5 g$
$- 7 + 1 = - 6$

finally, put the two combined terms together

$- 5 g - 6$