countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
Simplify 5(x - 2) + 3x 8x - 2 8x - 10 -7x
Algebra
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  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Hello there. So for this, you need to use the distributive property. do you remember what that is?
countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
yeah
anonymous
  • anonymous
Great so do the distributive property on 5(x-2) Ignore the +3x, we can add that in later.

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countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
so 5x-2
countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
and then you would subrtact 3x from both sides
anonymous
  • anonymous
Almost. Remember that a*(b*c) = (a*b) + (a*c) So for this question you did the first part...
countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
8x-2
anonymous
  • anonymous
You also need to distribute the 5 to the 2.
anonymous
  • anonymous
5(x-2) So 5 is the a x is the b and -2 is the c (5*x) + (5 * -2)
anonymous
  • anonymous
What you should get is (5x) + (-10)
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's basically 5x - 10. Are you following so far?
countrygirl1431
  • countrygirl1431
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
Cool 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
  • countrygirl1431
ok thanks so much
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yup. good luck!

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