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# can u help me on 4(3x+4)-2(3x-7)

i am just confused that alll
help on 4(3x+4)-2(3x-7)

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Kelisha W. | Helping Exceptional Children make Remarkable ProgressHelping Exceptional Children make Remark...
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4(3x+4)-2(3x-7)

step 1: Multiply to get  12x + 16 - 6x + 14

step 2: Combine like terms
12x - 6x = 6x             16 + 14 = 30

step 3: The result is:      6x = 30

step 4: Divide each side by 6 to get "x" by itself
6x/6 = 30/6

x = 5

Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Sam;
4(3x+4)-2(3x-7)
Your first priority is to distribute....
Let's begin with the first parenthetical equation...
4(3x+4)
12x+16

Second parenthetical equation...
-2(3x-7)
Note the fact that the subtraction sign is also a negative sign for the 2...
-6x+14
Note the fact that -7, when multiplied by -2, becomes POSITIVE 14...
12x+16-6x+14
Let's combine like terms...
12x-6x=6x  and 16+14=30

6x+30