# How do you simplify 8a + 3 – 5(a – 2)?

Apr 14, 2015

$3 a + 13$

Solution

$8 a + 3 - 5 \left(a - 2\right)$

$= 8 a + 3 - 5 \left(a\right) - 5 \left(- 2\right)$

$= 8 a + 3 - 5 a + 10$

$= 8 a - 5 a + 3 + 10$

$= 3 a + 13$