## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$-3x-8$
Distribute the $6$ to obtain: $=12x-18 - 5(3x-2)$ Distribute the 5 to obtain: $=12x-18 -15x + 10$ Combine like terms to obtain: $=(12x-15x) +(-18+10) \\=-3x +(-8) \\=-3x-8$