Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 94



Work Step by Step

We are given the expression $5(x-3)-4(2x-5)$. We can simplify by using the distributive property to multiply the terms in parentheses. $(5\times x)+(5\times-3)+(-4\times2x)+(-4\times-5)=5x-15-8x+20$ Next, we can group like terms. $(5x-8x)+(-15+20)=-3x+5$
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