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simplify 3*(2x – 6) + 3

Use the distributive property to remove the parentheses, then simplify by combining like terms. 3(2s – 6) + 3

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Hi Abby,
 
By using the distributive property,
3(2x-6)=3×2x-3×6=6x-18
 
3(2x-6)+3=6x-18+3
 
              =6x-15
Hi Abby;
3(2x – 6) + 3
Let's distribute 3 within the parentheses...
6x-18+3
Combine like terms...
6x-15