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

-2x$^2$-9
Use the distributive property to get rid of the parentheses and bracket and combine like terms. 2(3x$^2$-5)-[4(2x$^2$-1)+3] 2(3x$^2$-5)-[8x$^2$-4+3] 2(3x$^2$)+2(-5)-[8x$^2$-4+3] 2(3x$^2$)+2(-5)-[8x$^2$-1] 2(3x$^2$)+2(-5)-8x$^2$+1 6x$^2$+(-10)-8x$^2$+1 6x$^2$-8x$^2$+(-10)+1 -2x$^2$-9