# How do you simplify the expression 2x-10+5x-1?

Dec 20, 2016

$7 x - 11$

#### Explanation:

First, rearrange the expression to group like terms:

$2 x + 5 x - 10 - 1$

Now like terms can be combined:

$\left(2 + 5\right) x - \left(10 + 1\right)$

$7 x - 11$