# Who do I simplify 10x - 8 + x - 7 ?

Jun 11, 2018

Add the like terms first.

#### Explanation:

So $10 x$ and $x$ are like terms having the same variable, so when adding them, you get

$10 x + x = 11 x$

Then add up the rest and put them in the expression.

$- 8 - 7 = - 15$

So having $11 x$ and $- 15$, you have simplified it. The final answer is

$11 x - 15$