# How do you solve 3×-7+5×+8?

Jun 18, 2018

collect like terms, put the terms with $x$ together and put the numbers together

$8 x + 1$

Jun 18, 2018

$3 x - 7 + 5 x + 8 = \textcolor{b l u e}{8 x + 1}$

#### Explanation:

Note you can simplify an expression; you need an equation to be able to solve.

$3 x - 7 + 5 x + 8$ can be regrouped as $\left(3 x + 5 x\right) + \left(- 7 + 8\right)$ to give the result in the Answer (above).