# How do you simplify #9(a+1.4b)+8(b-16a)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 5, 2017

#### Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, expand the terms within parenthesis by multiplying each term within the parenthesis by the term outside the parenthesis. Pay special attention to the signs of each individual term:

Next, group like terms:

Now, combine like terms:

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