Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review Problem Set: 37

Answer

$-x-15$

Work Step by Step

After using the distributive property, we group like terms to ease simplification. We then combine like terms to simplify the expression: $-x+4(x-1)-3(x+2)-(x+5)$ =$-x+4x-4-3x-6-x-5$ =$-x+4x-3x-x-4-6-5$ =$(-x+4x-3x-x)+(-4-6-5)$ =$(-x)+(-15)$ =$-x-15$
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