Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - Review Exercises: Chapter 1 - Page 77: 66



Work Step by Step

The given expression, $ 8(x+4)-6-[3(x-2)+4] $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l} 8(x)+8(4)-6-[3(x)+3(-2)+4] \\\\= 8x+32-6-[3x-6+4] \\\\= 8x+32-6-3x+6-4 \\\\= (8x-3x)+(32-6+6-4) \\\\= 5x+28 .\end{array}
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