# How do you solve -3[(x-2) + 5(x-2)]?

Jun 25, 2016

$- 18 x - 24$

#### Explanation:

This expression would be simplified, rather than 'solved',
ONly equations are solved, (which means to find the value of the variable which makes the equation true), but as there is no equal sign, this is not an equation.

To simplify we will need to remove the brackets and then add any like terms together.
$- 3 \left[\left(x - 2\right) + 5 \left(x - 2\right)\right]$?
=$- 3 \left[x - 2 + 5 x + 10\right]$?
=$- 3 \left(6 x + 8\right)$
=$- 18 x - 24$