## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

expression; $-11x+63$
Without an equal sign, the given is an $\text{ expression }.$ Using $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ or the Distributive Property and then combining like terms, the given expression, $5(x+3)-8(2x-6) ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 5x+15-16x+48 \\\\= -11x+63 .\end{array}