Algebra 1

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ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-6 Ratios, Rates, and Conversions - Standardized Test Prep: 47

Answer

$-4x+7$

Work Step by Step

The distributive property allows us to distribute anything multiplied by something inside of the parenthesis to whatever is inside of the parenthesis. Thus, we distribute the -2 and -1 to everything inside the parenthesis, giving us the expression $-6x+8+2x-1$. We now combine like terms to simplify the expression to: $-4x+7$.
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