## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

$-\frac{4}{9}x + \frac{8}{3}$
Use the distributive property to simplify: $-\frac{4}{9}x - \frac{4}{9}(-6)$ Multiply to simplify: $-\frac{4}{9}x + \frac{24}{9}$ Simplify the fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by their greatest common factor, $3$: $-\frac{4}{9}x + \frac{8}{3}$