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

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# Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 28: 138

#### Answer

Algebraic expression translation: $8-3(x+6)$ Simplified form: $-3x-10$

#### Work Step by Step

Let $x$ = the unknown number Three times the sum of a number and six: $3(x+6)$ Eight decreased by three times the sum of a number and six $8-3(x+6)$ Simplifying gives: $=8-3(x)-3(6) \\=8-3x-18 \\=-3x-10$

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