Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Problem Set 1.5: 55

Answer

$8x+44$

Work Step by Step

Using the Distributive Property and then combining like terms, the given expression, $ 9(x+4)-(x-8) ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 9x+36-x+8 \\\\= (9x-x)+(36+8) \\\\= 8x+44 .\end{array}
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