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Lindsey_Sanborn
3(x-9)-16
use distributive property and then simplify combining like terms. see what you get
since you will be distributing the 3 and the -16 into the parathesis ,i would and the outside terms and then disturbute it in the parathesis. so it would give you -13( x-9) , distribute and you would get (-13x-57)