# Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check)

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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

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

-3 (2+3x) + x - 5

-6 - 9x + x - 5

-8x - 11

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

This is wrong. You were suppose to use the distributive property. Here, let me show you:

-3(2+3x)+x-5
= -6+-9x+ x-5
Then, you combine like-terms:
-6-5= -11
and then -9x+x= -8x

Hope I helped you a little bit.

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

No. You didn't simplify.

-3 (2 + 3x) + x - 5
-6 -9x + x -5

Combine like terms, then you are done.

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

Joey is right you suppose to do the combine like terms at the end, but you simplify thought.

Thank You Ms. Sue.

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Brooke and I also gave you the correct answer.

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

Right.

Thank you!!! :)

• Math 8R - HELP! (homework qs. check) -

You're very welcome.