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: 52



Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $-2x-3(x-4)+2x$ We use the distributive property to expand the expression: $-2x-3x+12+2x$ We use the commutative property to group like terms: $2x-2x-3x+12$ We combine the like terms using subtraction: $(2-2-3)x+12=-3x+12$
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