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

$$85x-26$$
$$9(10x - 4) - (5x - 10)$$ Expand 9(10x - 4): $$[10x(9) - 4(9)]$$ $$=90x-36$$ Rewrite the equation: $$90x-36- (5x - 10)$$ Simplify: $$90x-36- 5x + 10$$ $$85x-26$$