Math 8R  HELP! (homework qs. check)
posted by Laruen on .
Simplifying Algebraic Expression
Using the Distributive Property & Combining Like Terms
Simplify:
3 (2+3x) + x  5
3(2) + 3 (3x) + x  5
Answer  6 + 3(3x) + x  5
Is the answer is correct??? I'm getting a bit confused and struggling a lot in this problem. Please help me!

Your answer isn't simplified.
3 (2+3x) + x  5
6  9x + x  5
8x  11 
This is wrong. You were suppose to use the distributive property. Here, let me show you:
3(2+3x)+x5
= 6+9x+ x5
Then, you combine liketerms:
65= 11
and then 9x+x= 8x
Thus, your answer should be 118x.
Hope I helped you a little bit. 
No. You didn't simplify.
3 (2 + 3x) + x  5
6 9x + x 5
Combine like terms, then you are done. 
Joey is right you suppose to do the combine like terms at the end, but you simplify thought.
Thank You Ms. Sue. 
Brooke and I also gave you the correct answer.

Right.
Thank you!!! :) 
You're very welcome.