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Posted by Danielle on July 6, 2024 at 12:36 pmSimplify: 2(x + 4) – 3(x – 2)
Chammi replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 1 Reply 
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To simplify the expression 2(x + 4) – 3(x – 2), we can apply the distributive property and then combine like terms.
First, let’s distribute the 2 and the 3:
2(x + 4) = 2x + 8
3(x – 2) = 3x – 6
Now we can substitute these expressions back into the original equation:
2(x + 4) – 3(x – 2) = (2x + 8) – (3x – 6)
Next, distribute the negative sign to the terms inside the parentheses:
= 2x + 8 – 3x + 6
Finally, combine like terms:
= (2x – 3x) + (8 + 6)
= x + 14
Therefore, the simplified expression is x + 14.