# How do you simplify -8x + 7- 4x + 5?

May 9, 2018

$- 12 x + 12$

#### Explanation:

$- 8 x + 7 - 4 x + 5$

Rearrange:
$- 8 x + 7 - 4 x + 5$
$- 8 x - 4 x + 7 + 5$

Combine Like Terms:
$- 8 x - 4 x + 7 + 5$
$- 12 x + 12$