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 - Chapter 1 Review Problem Set - Page 38: 51



Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $-3(x-2)-4(x+6)$ We use the distributive property to expand the expression: $-3x+6-4x-24$ We use the commutative property to group like terms: $-3x-4x+6-24$ We combine the like terms using subtraction: $(-3-4)x+6-24=-7x-18$
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