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

$34 x - 13$
Start by multiplying out the bracketed terms, $5 \left(- 4 + 7 x\right) = - 20 + 35 x$
Then simply add up all the terms, $- x + 7 - 20 + 35 x = 34 x - 13$