posted by John .
simplify by removing parentheses and collecting like terms.
48q-22-( 7+37q )
Just do what it says to do.
Use the distributive property to remove the parenthesis. (The brackets.)
Use the commutative property to collect like terms. Rearrange the statement so they are next to each other.
Use the associative property to simplify. Add the coefficients of the like terms.