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countrygirl1431
 one year ago
Simplify 5(x  2) + 3x
8x  2
8x  10
7x
countrygirl1431
 one year ago
Simplify 5(x  2) + 3x 8x  2 8x  10 7x

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hello there. So for this, you need to use the distributive property. do you remember what that is?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Great so do the distributive property on 5(x2) Ignore the +3x, we can add that in later.

countrygirl1431
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and then you would subrtact 3x from both sides

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Almost. Remember that a*(b*c) = (a*b) + (a*c) So for this question you did the first part...

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You also need to distribute the 5 to the 2.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05(x2) So 5 is the a x is the b and 2 is the c (5*x) + (5 * 2)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What you should get is (5x) + (10)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's basically 5x  10. Are you following so far?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Cool so now all we have left is the +3x which was not part of the distribution. So 5x + 3x = 8x. Our answer will be 8x  10. Don't forget to distribute the second part.

countrygirl1431
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok thanks so much
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