Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118583191
ISBN 13: 978-1-11858-319-7

Chapter 1 - Linear Functions and Change - 1.2 Rate of Change - Exercises and Problems for Section 1.2 - Skill Refresher - Page 14: S6



Work Step by Step

Initially: $2(x+a)-3(x-b)$ Distribute the $2$ and $-3$ to the respective parenthesis: $$2x+2a-3x+3b$$ Then combine like terms to simplify answer: $$2a+3b-x$$
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