How do you simplify the expression # 2x+y-(9-4x)#?

1 Answer
Mar 28, 2018

Answer:

#6x+y-9#

Explanation:

#2x+y-(9-4x)#

We need to use the distributive property here. This is where the negative sign will multiply everything in the parenthesis. So the negative will apply to both the #9# and the #-4#.

This is what the new expression looks like:
#2x+y-9+4x#

Now we can simplify this by adding like terms, or #2x# and #4x#:
#6x+y-9#

That is also the most simplified expression.

Hope this helps!