Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises - Page 98: 44



Work Step by Step

Distribute the $3$ to obtain: $=12y-15-(7y+2)$ Distribute the negative to obtain: $=12y-15 -7y-2$ Combine like terms to obtain: $=(12y-7y) +(-15-2) \\=(12-7)y+(-17) \\=5y - 17$
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